GeoEye-1, launched in September 2008, is an imaging satellite of DigitalGlobe Inc. of Longmont, CO, USA. 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.
The WorldView-1/-2/-3, GeoEye-1 and QuickBird mission archive and new acquisitions are now available for research and application development.
Mission Facts and Figures