WorldView-2, launched in October 2009, is an imaging satellite of DigitalGlobe Inc. of Longmont, CO, USA (follow-on spacecraft to WorldView-1).
WorldView-2 collects images at 0.41m panchromatic and 1.64m 8-bands 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). Together they are designed to improve segmentation and classification of land and aquatic features beyond any other space-based remote sensing platform. The additional spectral bands also enable WorldView-2 to more accurately present the world as the human eye can perceive it, creating a more realistic "true colour" view of the world:
25 April 2018
Recent changes for accessing ESA's Third Party Missions are bringing new benefits to users of Earth observation data worldwide.
09 June 2017
ESA is pleased to announce that an improved access to the collections distributed online by ESA through the Third Party Missions programme has been deployed.
Two enhanced features have been set up to ease access to these collections:
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