WorldView-2 is an imaging and environment-monitoring satellite from Maxar of the United States which launched on 8 October 2009 and remains operational.
It is the follow-on spacecraft to WorldView-1.
|Orbit Altitude||770 km|
|Orbit Period||100 minutes|
|Revisit Time||Up to 1.1 days|
|Equator Crossing Time||10:30 am descending node|
The overall objective is to meet the growing commercial demand for high-resolution satellite imagery. WorldView-2 provides commercially available panchromatic imagery of 0.46 m resolution, and eight-band multispectral imagery with 1.84 m resolution - representing one of the highest available spaceborne resolutions on the market.
WorldView-110 camera (WV110)
This instrument collects images at 0.41 metre panchromatic and 1.64 metre 8-band multi-spectral data. Along with the Pan (450-800 nm) and the four typical multispectral bands (blue, green, red, NIR), WorldView-2 has four additional bands for enhanced multispectral analysis (coastal blue, yellow, red edge, NIR2) designed to improve segmentation and classification of land and aquatic features.
|Imager type||Pushbroom imager (or a line scan imaging system)|
|Imaging mode||Panchromatic (Pan)||Multispectral (MS) 8 bands
(4 standard + 4 additional colors)
|Spectral range||450-800 nm||400-450 nm (coastal blue)
450-510 nm (blue)
510-580 nm (green)
585-625 nm (yellow)
630-690 nm (red)
705-745 nm (red edge)
770-895 nm (NIR1)
860-1040 nm (NIR2)
|Spatial resolution at nadir||0.46 m GSD (0.52 m at 20º off-nadir)||1.8 m GSD (2.4 m at 20º off-nadir)|
|Swath width||16.4 km (multiple adjoining paths can be imaged in a target area in a single orbit pass due to S/C agility)
|Detectors||Pan: Si CCD array (8 µm pixel size) with a row of > 35,000 detectors
MS: Si CCD 4 arrays (32 µm pixel size) with a row of > 9,300 detectors
Geolocation accuracy of imagery
|≤ 3 m (using a GPS receiver, a gyroscope and a star tracker) without any GCP (Ground Control Points)|
TMA telescope with an aperture diameter of 1.1 m, focal length = 13.3 m, f/12
|TDI (Time Delay Integration)||6 selectable levels from 8 to 64 in Pan and MS|
|FOV (Field of View)||> 1.28º|
|Instrument size||3 m tall|
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.
The following collections are available:
ESA offers access to registered users through the Online Dissemination server to the following data collection