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WorldView-3 Satellite Sensor

WorldView-3 is a high-resolution commercial Earth observation satellite operated by Maxar Technologies. Here are some details about the WorldView-3 satellite sensor:

Launch Date: WorldView-3 was launched on August 13, 2014, from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, USA.

Operator: Originally launched by DigitalGlobe, the operator is now Maxar Technologies following the acquisition of DigitalGlobe in 2017.

Imaging Capabilities:

  •  Spectral Bands: WorldView-3 is known for its multispectral and panchromatic imaging capabilities. It has eight multispectral bands, including coastal, blue, green, yellow, red, red edge, near-infrared 1, and near-infrared 2 bands.

  •  Resolution: The panchromatic resolution is 31 centimeters, and the multispectral resolution is 1.24 meters.

Applications: WorldView-3 is used for a wide range of applications, including mapping, environmental monitoring, agriculture, urban planning, and disaster response.

Advanced Spectral Capabilities: WorldView-3's spectral capabilities include the ability to capture shortwave infrared (SWIR) imagery, allowing for improved identification and classification of materials on the Earth's surface.

Agility and Tasking: Similar to other high-resolution satellites, WorldView-3 is agile and can be quickly tasked to capture imagery of specific areas of interest.

Orbit: WorldView-3 operates in a sun-synchronous orbit, providing consistent lighting conditions across its imaging swath.

Data Products: Maxar provides a variety of data products derived from WorldView-3 imagery, including high-resolution orthorectified imagery, stereo imagery, and specialized analytic products.

WorldView-3 Satellite Sensor

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