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The WorldView-1 satellite was launched on 18 September 2007 and became the world's first 50 cm resolution commercial imaging satellite.

WorldView-1 circles the earth in a 496 km, 98 degree sun-synchronous orbit, which provides consistent 2 day revisit to areas of interest at mid-latitudes.

WorldView-1 carries a panchromatic only instrument to produce black and white imagery. The spectral response band includes both visible and near infrared light for maximum sensitivity. WorldView-1's panchromatic band is centred at 650nm with the minimum lower band edge at 400nm and the maximum upper band edge at 900nm.

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Operator DigitalGlobe
Launch date 18 September 2007
Expected End of Life 2018
Orbit Height 496km
Orbit Type Sun-synchronous, 10:30 am descending node
Orbit Period 94.6 minutes
Revisit Time 1.7 days at 1-metre GSD resolution
4.6 days at 25° off-nadir (0.59m GSD
Swath Width 17.6 km at nadir
Sensor Bands Panchromatic: 450 - 900 nm
Resolution Panchromatic:

  • 0.5m GSD at nadir
  • 0.59m GSD at 25° off-nadir
Onboard sensors provided under TPM WorldView-60 camera (WV60)