WorldView-1, which was launched on September 18, 2007, is a satellite that captures 50cm imagery covering 750,000 km² per day.

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Technical Specifications

ProviderMaxar Technologies
ResolutionPanchromatic: 50cm GSD
Swath width17.6km at nadir
Accuracy6.5m CE90 at nadir
40cm with suitable ground control
BandsPanchromatic: 400-900 nm
Stereo availableYes
CoverageUp to 750,000 km² per day
Altitude496 km


WorldView-1, owned and operated by Maxar Technologies, is the successor to QuickBird-2 and was launched on September 18, 2007. It is the first satellite in the WorldView series, which captures high-resolution panchromatic imagery at 50cm and can collect up to 750,000 km² of imagery per day. The satellite has advanced geolocation accuracy and agility with rapid targeting and efficient in-track stereo collection capabilities.

High-resolution imagery
High-resolution imagery

50cm panchromatic and 2m multispectral imagery for precise object identification.

Large swath width
Large swath width

Wide 17.6 km swath ideal for quick mapping and monitoring tasks.

Rapid revisit times
Rapid revisit times

Rapid revisit captures frequent images for monitoring dynamic events effectively.

Features and Benefits 

  • Agile for rapid targeting and efficient geolocation accuracy
  • 17.6km swath width at nadir
  • High-resolution 50cm imagery
  • Bi-directional scanning
  • Can acquire images at low light levels, extending the range of imaging collection targets
  • Suitable for high-detail mapping of remote areas

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