WorldView-4 30cm Global High-Resolution Satellite Imagery

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WorldView-4, having successfully launched on November 11, 2016 from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, USA is the world’s second 30cm high-resolution commercial imaging satellite.

With an average revisit time of <1 day, the WorldView-4 satellite is capable of collecting up to 680,000 km2 of imagery per day.


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WorldView-4 Satellite Specifications

Sensor Bands Panchromatic:

4 Multispectral:

Blue

Green

Red

Near-Infared
450 - 800 nm



450 - 510 nm

510 - 580 nm

655 - 690 nm

780 - 920 nm

Sensor Resolution (or GSD, Ground Sample Distance; off-nadir is geometric mean) Panchromatic Nadir

20° Off -Nadir

Multispectral Nadir

20° Off -Nadir
0.31 m

0.34 m

1.24m

1.38 m
Swath Width 13.1 km at nadir
Off-Nadir Imaging Nominally +/- 45 degrees off-nadir
Higher angles selectively available
Dynamic Range 11-bits per pixel Pan and MS
Mission Life 10 to 12 years
Revisit Time
(at 40 degrees Latitude)
1m GSD: <1.0 day
Total Constellation > 4.5 accesses / day
Orbital Altitude 617 km
Nodal Crossing 10:30 am
Geolocation Accuracy (CE90) Predicted <4 m CE90 without ground control
Capacity 680,000 km2 per day
  Worldview-4 satellite first public image

WorldView-4’s first public image, taken on November 26, features the Yoyogi National Gymnasium in Shibuya, Tokyo. The site hosted events during the 1964 Olympic Games and will again host international competition when the games return to Tokyo in 2020.



worldview 4 satellite artist rendering
Artist rendering of the WorldView-4 satellite courtesy of DigitalGlobe.com.


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