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QuickBird Satellite Sensor

QuickBird was a high-resolution commercial Earth observation satellite operated by DigitalGlobe now Maxar Technologies. Here are some key details about the QuickBird satellite:

Launch Date: QuickBird was launched on October 18, 2001.

Operator: The satellite was operated by DigitalGlobe now Maxar Technologies, a company specializing in Earth observation satellite imagery.

Imaging Capabilities:

  •    Spectral Bands: QuickBird had both panchromatic and multispectral imaging capabilities. It had four multispectral bands: blue, green, red, and near-infrared.

  •    Resolution: The satellite provided very high-resolution imagery, with a panchromatic resolution of 61 centimeters and a multispectral resolution of 2.44 meters.

Applications: QuickBird was used for various applications, including urban planning, agriculture, forestry, environmental monitoring, and disaster response.

Orbit: QuickBird operated in a sun-synchronous orbit, which means it passed over the same area at the same local solar time on each orbit.

Data Products: Maxar Technologies provided a range of data products derived from QuickBird imagery, including orthorectified imagery, stereo imagery, and analytic products.

Decommissioning: QuickBird was operational for over a decade but was eventually decommissioned in 2015.

QuickBird Satellite Sensor

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