DigitalGlobe announced that its latest high-resolution satellite, WorldView-2, has achieved full operational capability. Imagery from the satellite is now available to global resellers, partners, and customers.
Colo. – DigitalGlobe (NYSE: DGI), a leading
global provider of commercial high-resolution world imagery products and services for
defense and intelligence, civil government, and commercial customers, announced that its latest
high-resolution satellite, WorldView-2, has achieved full operational
capability. Imagery from the satellite is now available to global resellers,
partners, and customers.
Launched on October 8,
2009, WorldView-2 joins DigitalGlobe’s existing sub-meter satellites, QuickBird
and WorldView-1, on orbit. WorldView-2 significantly expands the constellation’s
collection capacity, enabling an annual imaging capacity equivalent to three
times the area of earth’s land mass, and allows for intraday revisit, providing
customers with the most timely, relevant imagery available in the commercial
market. WorldView-2 is also the industry’s first commercial high-resolution
satellite to offer eight multispectral bands, which provide
more spectral information and allow for greater analysis capabilities, including
improved feature identification and change detection.
is an exciting milestone for both DigitalGlobe and the satellite imagery
industry as a whole,” said Jill
Smith, chairman and chief executive officer of DigitalGlobe.
“Our three satellite constellation, together with our comprehensive
ImageLibrary, will enable us to provide our customers with more comprehensive
high-resolution imagery coverage of the world faster than ever before. The
innovation offered by WorldView-2, including industry leading agility and the
unique eight multispectral bands, will bring new value to the earth imaging
industry and imagery’s every day users.”
To learn more about
DigitalGlobe’s advanced constellation of sub-meter satellites, please visit www.digitalglobe.com.
(http://www.digitalglobe.com) is a leading global provider of commercial
high-resolution earth imagery products and services. Sourced from our own
advanced satellite constellation, our imagery solutions support a wide variety
of uses within defense and intelligence, civil agencies, mapping and analysis,
environmental monitoring, oil and gas exploration, infrastructure management,
internet portals and navigation technology. With our collection sources and
comprehensive ImageLibrary (containing more than 810 million square kilometers
of earth imagery and imagery products) we offer a range of on- and off-line
products and services designed to enable customers to easily access and
integrate our imagery into their business operations and applications. For more
information, please visit www.digitalglobe.com.
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DigitalGlobe's WorldView-2 Reaches Full Operational Capability
January 4, 2010