WorldView-2, which was released on October 8, 2009, gathers imagery with eight spectral bands spanning 975,000 km² every day.

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Technical Specifications

ProviderMaxar Technologies
ResolutionPanchromatic: 50cm GSD
Swath width16.4km at nadir
Accuracy5m CE90 at nadir 
40cm with suitable ground control
BandsPanchromatic: 450-800 nm 
Coastal: 400-450 nm 
Blue: 450-510 nm 
Green: 510-580 nm 
Yellow: 585-625 nm 
Red: 630-690 nm 
Red Edge: 705-745 nm 
Near Infrared 1: 770-895 nm 
Near Infrared 2: 860-1040 nm
Stereo avaliableYes
CoverageUp to 975,000 km² per day
Altitude770 km


Maxar's WorldView-2 was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California on October 8, 2009, and was declared fully operational on January 6, 2010. With the capacity to collect up to 975,000 km² of imagery per day, it offers unsurpassed accuracy, agility, capacity, and spectral diversity. WorldView-2 is unique in that it captures high-resolution imagery with eight spectral bands, compared to the usual four-band satellite range.

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

  • Increased spectral bands provide unique opportunities for remote sensing analysis of various areas, including vegetation, coastal environments, agriculture, and geology
  • Improved agility, accuracy, and stereo capability
  • 8-band multispectral imagery with sub-meter resolution
  • 16.4 km swath width at nadir.

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