WorldView-1 is an environment-monitoring satellite from Maxar of the United States which launched on 18 September 2007 and remains operational.
It became the world's first 50 cm resolution commercial imaging satellite.
|Orbit Altitude||496 km|
|Orbit Period||94.6 minutes|
|Repeat Cycle||14 days|
|Equator Crossing Time||10:30 am descending node|
|Revisit Time||1.7 days at 1-metre GSD resolution|
WorldView-1 freed capacity on Maxar's QuickBird satellite to meet the growing commercial demand for multi-spectral geospatial imagery.
WorldView-60 camera (WV60)
This is a panchromatic-only instrument which produces black and white imagery.
- Use of QuickBird optical bench design
Spectral Range (panchromatic imagery only)
0.45 - 0.90 µm
Spatial Resolution (GSD)
- 50 cm panchromatic at nadir
17.6 km at nadir
- 1.7 days at 1 m GSD or less
- Silicon CCD array (8 µm pixel size) with a row of > 35,000 detectors
TDI (Time Delay Integration)
6 selectable levels from 8 to 64
Geolocation accuracy of imagery after processing
- 5.8 to 7.6 m without GPCs
Instrument Mass, Power
380 kg, 250 W
These products are available as part of the Maxar Standard Satellite Imagery products and are distributed by European Space Imaging (EUSI).
ESA will support as many high-quality and innovative projects as possible within the quota limit available, therefore only a limited amount of products can be made available to each project.
Moreover, ESA offers to registered users access through the Online Dissemination server to the following data collection: