GeoEye-1, which was launched in 2008, is a satellite that captures panchromatic and multispectral imagery for a variety of purposes.

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Technical Specifications

ProviderMaxar Technologies
ResolutionPanchromatic: 41cm GSD
Multispectral: 1.65 m GSD
Swath width15.2km at nadir
Accuracy< 3m CE90 at nadir
40cm with suitable ground control
BandsPanchromatic: 450-800 nm
Blue: 450-510 nm
Green: 510-580 nm
Red: 655-690 nm
Near IR: 780-920 nm
Stereo availableYes
Coverage350,000 km² per day
Altitude681 km


GeoEye-1, launched in 2008 from Vandenberg Airbase, is an very high-resolution satellite under the ownership and operation of Maxar Technologies. With a pixel resolution of 41cm, this satellite efficiently gathers image data. Its remarkable agility enables it to rotate and swivel with robotic precision, allowing for forward, backward, and side-to-side movement. Depending on the latitude, GeoEye-1 can revisit specific areas within a span of 1-3 days.

The satellite's capabilities encompass the simultaneous capture of 0.41m panchromatic (black & white) and 1.65m multispectral (colour) digital imagery. These datasets, either separately or in combined form (pan-sharpened) as 0.41m multispectral imagery, are readily accessible for acquisition. This satellite imagery serves a multitude of purposes, including applications in air and marine transportation, defense, disaster response, oil and gas exploration, mining exploration and production, mapping of remote regions, insurance and risk management, location-based services, agricultural crop management, and many other domains.

Frequent revisits
Frequent revisits

GeoEye-1 revisits any location on Earth every 3 days.

Swath width
Swath width

The satellite has a nadir swath width of 15.2km.


Achieve 3m geolocation accuracy allowing for precise mapping.

Features and Benefits

  • GeoEye-1 revisits any location on Earth every 3 days.
  • The satellite has a nadir swath width of 15.2km.
  • GeoEye-1 offers 3m geolocation accuracy, which means that customers can map natural and man-made features to within 3 metres of their actual location.

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