WorldView-3

WorldView-3, launched in 2014, offers multispectral imaging with 16 spectral bands, benefiting industries like mining, agriculture, and environmental monitoring.

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Technical Specifications

ProviderMaxar Technologies
Satellites1
ResolutionPanchromatic: 30cm GSD  
Multispectral: 1.2m GSD 
SWIR: 3.7m
Swath width13.1 km at nadir
Accuracy5 m CE90 at nadir 
30cm 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 
SWIR-1: 1195-1225 nm 
SWIR-2: 1550-1590 nm 
SWIR-3: 1640-1680 nm 
SWIR-4: 1710-1750 nm 
SWIR-5: 2145-2185 nm 
SWIR-6: 2185-2225 nm 
SWIR-7: 2235-2285 nm 
SWIR-8: 2295-2365 nm
Stereo availableYes
CoverageApproximately 680,000 km² per day
Altitude617km

About

WorldView-3, operated by Maxar Technologies, is an advanced Earth observation satellite offering a range of capabilities for various industries. Launched in 2014, it provides high-resolution multispectral imaging, including a unique set of 16 spectral bands. WorldView-3's exceptional image quality, spatial resolution, and spectral diversity make it a valuable asset for industries such as mining, agriculture, environmental monitoring, and urban planning, where precise and detailed geospatial information is essential.

Wide coverage area and rapid revisit times
Wide coverage area and rapid revisit times

Wide swath and frequent revisits enable real-time monitoring and analysis

Swath width
Swath width

WorldView-3 provides precise high-resolution visual representation of Earth's surface.

Spectral diversity with SWIR capabilities
Spectral diversity with SWIR capabilities

16 spectral bands, including SWIR, for advanced material analysis and identification.

Features and Benefits

  • Captures high-resolution optical imaging data, providing detailed and accurate visual representation of the Earth's surface for precise analysis and interpretation.
  • Equipped with 16 spectral bands, including the traditional RGB (Red, Green, Blue) bands and additional bands in the Red Edge, Near-Infrared, and Short-Wave Infrared (SWIR) regions. This spectral diversity enables advanced analysis, including land cover classification, vegetation health assessment, and identification of specific materials or features.
  • The SWIR bands in WorldView-3's spectral range offer unique advantages, particularly for geological applications and mineral exploration. The SWIR bands allow for enhanced discrimination and identification of minerals, alteration zones, and geological structures, making it a valuable tool for mining and geological studies.
  • Delivers exceptional image quality with sharp and clear imagery, providing precise details for various applications such as infrastructure monitoring, change detection, and environmental analysis.
  • Wide swath width and the capability to revisit locations multiple times within a day ensure extensive coverage and timely monitoring of dynamic events, supporting near real-time analysis and decision-making.

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