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With the launch of WorldView-3 on 13 August 2014, the DigitalGlobe constellation was able to set a new technological bar for commercial satellite imagery, offering customers the highest available resolution, revisit rate, capacity and spectral diversity.

WorldView-3 is operating in a sun-synchronous orbit at an altitude of 617 km, which results in an average revisit time of < 1 day.

WorldView-3 collects images at 0.31m panchromatic, 1.24m 8 VNIR bands, 3.7m in the 8 SWIR bands and a 30m resolution in the CAVIS (Clouds, Aerosols, Vapors, Ice and Snow) bands:

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Operator DigitalGlobe
Launch date 13 August 2014
Orbit Height 617km
Orbit Type Sun-synchronous, 10:30 am descending node
Orbit Period 97 minutes
Revisit Time 1 day at 1-metre GSD resolution
4.5 days at 20° off-nadir (0.59m GSD)
Swath Width 13.1 km at nadir
Sensor Bands

Panchromatic: 450 - 800 nm

8 VNIR bands:

  • Coastal Blue: 400 - 450 nm; Blue: 450 - 510 nm; Yellow: 585 - 625 nm; Green: 510 - 580 nm; Red: 630 - 690 nm; Red Edge: 705 - 745 nm; NIR1: 770 - 895 nm; NIR2: 860 - 1040 nm

8 SWIR Bands:

  • SWIR-1: 1195 - 1225 nm; SWIR-2: 1550 - 1590 nm; SWIR-3: 1640 - 1680 nm; SWIR-4: 1710 - 1750 nm; SWIR-5: 2145 - 2185 nm; SWIR-6: 2185 - 2225 nm; SWIR-7: 2235 - 2285 nm; SWIR-8: 2295 - 2365 nm

12 CAVIS Bands:

  • Desert Clouds: 405 - 420 nm; Aerosol-1: 459 - 509 nm; Green: 525 - 585 nm; Aerosols-2: 635 - 685 nm; Water-1: 845 - 885 nm; Water-2: 897 - 927 nm; Water-3: 930 - 965 nm; NDVI-SWIR: 1220 - 1252 nm; Cirrus: 1365 - 1405 nm; Snow: 1620 - 1680 nm; Aerosol-1: 2105 - 2245 nm; Aerosol-2: 2105 - 2245 nm
Resolution

Panchromatic:

  • 0.31m GSD at nadir

VNIR:

  • 1.24m GSD at nadir

SWIR:

  • 3.70m GSD at nadir

CAVIS:

  • 30m GSD at nadir
Onboard sensors provided under TPM WV110