WorldView-3 Defined

WorldView-3, scheduled to launch in mid-2014, is expected to be the first super-spectral, high-resolution commercial satellite. 

Operating at an expected altitude of 617 kilometers (km), WorldView-3 will provide 31 centimeters (cm) panchromatic resolution, 1.24 meters (m) multispectral resolution in 8 spectral bands, and 3.7 meters (m) Short-Wave Infrared resolution in an additional 8 spectral bands.

WorldView-3 will be capable of collecting up to 680,000 square kilometers (km2) per day, bringing the collection capacity of the DigitalGlobe constellation to more than 4.2 million km2 per day.

Launching in 2014, the WorldView-3 system will allow DigitalGlobe to further expand its imagery product offerings. 

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