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GeoEye-1, launched in September 2008, is an imaging satellite of DigitalGlobe Inc. of Longmont, Colorado, United States. The spacecraft is in a sun-synchronous orbit with an operating altitude of 681km.

GeoEye-1 collects images at 0.41m panchromatic and 1.65m 4-bands multi-spectral data.

The sensor is optimised for large projects, as it can collect over 350,000 square kilometres of VHR satellite imagery every day. GeoEye-1 can revisit any point on Earth once every three days, or even sooner depending on latitude and elevation angle.

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WorldView-1/-2/-3, GeoEye-1 and QuickBird data available

23 June 2016

The WorldView-1/-2/-3, GeoEye-1 and QuickBird mission archive and new acquisitions are now available for research and application development.

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Operator DigitalGlobe
Launch date 6 September 2008
Expected End of Life > 2018
Orbit Height 681km
Orbit Type Sun-synchronous, 10:30 am descending node
Orbit Period 99 minutes
Revisit Time 1.7 days at 1-metre GSD resolution
4.6 days at 25° off-nadir (0.59m GSD)
Swath Width 15.3 km at nadir
Sensor Bands Panchromatic: 450 - 800 nm

4 Multispectral:
Blue: 450 - 510 nm
Green: 510 - 580 nm
Red: 655 - 690 nm
Near-IR: 780 - 920 nm


  • 0.41m GSD at nadir


  • 1.65m GSD at nadir
Onboard sensors provided under TPM GeoEye Imaging System (GIS)