WorldView-3 is an imaging and environment-monitoring satellite from Maxar of the United States which launched on 13 August 2014 and remains operational. It is very similar to WorldView-2 but positioned in a lower orbit.
|Orbit Altitude||617 km|
|Orbit Period||97 minutes|
|Revisit Time||1 day at 1-metre GSD resolution
4.5 days at 20° off-nadir (0.59 m GSD)
|Equator Crossing Time||10:30am Descending node|
WorldView-3 was the first mission to carry a multi-payload, super-spectral, high-resolution commercial satellite sensor. WorldView-3 is capable of collecting up to 680,000 km2 per day.
WorldView-110 camera (WV110)
This instrument collects images at 0.31 metre panchromatic and 1.24 metre in the eight VNIR bands, 3.7m in the eight SWIR bands and a 30 m resolution in the CAVIS (Clouds, Aerosols, Vapours, Ice and Snow) bands.
WorldView-3 has bands for enhanced multispectral analysis (coastal blue, yellow, red edge, NIR2) designed to improve segmentation and classification of land and aquatic features.
|Band name||Spectral band||GSD (Ground Sample Distance)|
|Panchromatic Band (1)||450 - 800 nm||Nadir: 0.31 m, 20º off-nadir: 0.34 m|
|MS (Multispectral) Bands (8)
in VNIR (Visible Near Infrared)
|Coastal Blue||400 - 450 nm||Nadir: 1.24 m
20º off-nadir: 1.38 m
|Blue||450 - 510 nm|
|Green||510 - 580 nm|
|Yellow||585 - 625 nm|
|Red||630 - 690 nm|
|Red edge||705 - 745 nm|
|Near-IR1||770 - 895 nm|
|Near-IR2||860 - 1040 nm|
Multiband (8 bands) in SWIR
|SWIR-1||1195 - 1225 nm||Nadir: 3.70 m
20º off-nadir: 4.10 m
|SWIR-2||1550 - 1590 nm|
|SWIR-3||1640 - 1680 nm|
|SWIR-4||1710 - 1750 nm|
|SWIR-5||2145 - 2185 nm|
|SWIR-6||2185 - 2225 nm|
|SWIR-7||2235 - 2285 nm|
|SWIR-8||2295 - 2365 nm|
CAVIS bands (12)
|Desert clouds||405 - 420 nm||Nadir: 30 m|
|Aerosols-1||459 - 509 nm|
|Green||525 - 585 nm|
|Aerosols-2||620 - 670 nm|
|Water-1||845 - 885 nm|
|Water-2||897 - 927 nm|
|Water-3||930 - 965 nm|
|NDVI-SWIR||1220 - 1252 nm|
|Cirrus||1350 - 1410 nm|
|Snow||1620 - 1680 nm|
|Aerosol-3||2105 - 2245 nm|
|Aerosol-3||2105 - 2245 nm|
|Data quantization||11 bit/pixel Pan and MS; 14 bit/pixel SWIR|
|Swath width||13.1 km|
(at 40º N latitude)
|1 m GSD: < 1.0 day
4.5 days at 20° off-nadir or less
|Geolocation accuracy||< 3.0 m CE90 (Circular Error of 90%)|
Non-scientific measuring instruments
CAVIS (Clouds, Aerosols, Vapours, Ice, and Snow): The objective of CAVIS is to monitor the atmosphere and provide correction data to improve WorldView-3's high-resolution imagery when it images Earth objects through haze, soot, dust or other obscurants.
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: