WorldView-2 is a commercial Earth observation satellite owned by DigitalGlobe. WorldView-2 provides commercially available panchromatic imagery of .46 m resolution, and eight-band multispectral imagery with 1.84 m (Template:Convert/outAnd) resolution. It was launched October 8, 2009 to become DigitalGlobe's third satellite in orbit, joining WorldView-1 which was launched in 2007 and QuickBird which was launched in 2001. It takes a new photograph of any place on Earth every 1.1 days.
WorldView-2 was launched October 8, 2009 from Vandenberg Air Force Base on a Delta II flying in the 7920 configuration. The launch vehicle was provided by the United Launch Alliance and launch services were administered by Boeing.
- ↑ "Worldview-2". Magazine article. Asian Surveying and Mapping. 2009-10-12. Archived from the original on 2009-10-31. http://web.archive.org/web/20091031110740/http://www.asmmag.com/features/worldview-2. Retrieved 2009-10-12.
- ↑ "DigitalGlobe Successfully Launches Worldview-1". DigitalGlobe. http://media.digitalglobe.com/index.php?s=press_release_popup&item=135. Retrieved 2013-10-17.
- ↑ Template:Cite news
- WorldView-1 at Digitalglobe.com
- Launch information at Spaceflightnow.com
- WorldView-2 sensor information at Satimagingcorp.com
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