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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:

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EOLI-SA maintenance - 19 April 2017

18 April 2017

Due to scheduled maintenance activities, searching for some Third Party Missions collections in the EOLI-SA Catalogue may temporarily be unavailable on Wednesday 19 April 2017, from 09:00 to 17:00 CEST.

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 8 October 2009
Mission Life 10-12 years
Orbit Height 770km
Orbit Type Sun-synchronous, 10:30 am descending node
Orbit Period 100 minutes
Revisit Time Up to 1.1 days
Swath Width 16.4 km at nadir
Sensor Bands Panchromatic: 450 - 800 nm

8 Multispectral:
Coastal: 400 - 450 nm
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
Resolution Panchromatic:
• 46cm GSD at nadir
• 52cm GSD at 20° off-nadir

Multispectral:
• 1.85m GSD at nadir
• 2.07m GSD at 20° off-nadir
Onboard sensors provided under TPM WV110 (WorldView-110 camera)