The most agile and sophisticated constellation of high-resolution commercial Earth imaging sensors


DigitalGlobe’s QuickBird satellite offers sub-meter resolution imagery, high geolocational accuracy, and large on-board data storage.

The QuickBird satellite is the first in a constellation of sub-meter spacecraft that DigitalGlobe has developed that offers highly accurate, commercial high-resolution imagery of Earth. QuickBird’s global collection of panchromatic and multispectral imagery is designed to support applications ranging from map publishing to land and asset management to insurance risk assessment. DigitalGlobe completed an orbit raise in April of 2011 designed to extend the mission life of the QuickBird sensor. An operational altitude of 482 km was achieved with an expected gradual descent to 450 km by early 2013.

WorldView 1

WorldView-1, launched September 2007, is the first of our next-generation satellites—the most agile satellites ever flown commercially.

The high-capacity, panchromatic imaging system features half-meter resolution imagery. Operating at an altitude of 496 kilometers, WorldView-1 has an average revisit time of 1.7 days and is capable of collecting over one million square kilometers per day of half-meter imagery. The satellite is also equipped with state-of-the-art geolocation accuracy capabilities and exhibits stunning agility with rapid targeting and efficient in-track stereo collection.

WorldView 2

WorldView-2, launched October 2009, is the first high-resolution 8-band multispectral commercial satellite.

Operating at an altitude of 770 kilometers, WorldView-2 provides 46 cm panchromatic resolution and 1.85 meter* multispectral resolution. WorldView-2 has an average revisit time of 1.1 days and is capable of collecting up to 1 million square kilometers of 8-band imagery per day, greatly enhancing the DigitalGlobe multispectral collection capacity for more rapid and reliable collection. The WorldView-2 system, offering incredible accuracy, agility, capacity and spectral diversity, allows DigitalGlobe to substantially expand its imagery product offerings to both commercial and government customers.

WorldView 3

Introducing WorldView-3, the first multi-payload, super-spectral, high-resolution commercial satellite.

Operating at an expected altitude of 617 km, WorldView-3 provides 31 cm panchromatic resolution, 1.24 m multispectral resolution, and 3.7 m short-wave infrared resolution. WorldView-3 has an average revisit time of less than 1 day and is capable of collecting up to 680,000 km2 per day, further enhancing the DigitalGlobe collection capacity for more rapid and reliable collection. Launching in 2014, the WorldView-3 system will allow DigitalGlobe to further expand its imagery product offerings.


SIME’s Aerial team is constantly supported by its Production department to help ensure that all aerial-based products are developed to the highest quality standards and are delivered on time.

With over eight years of extensive experience, Space Imaging Middle East’s specialized aerial division provides the regional market with a complete suite of aerial imagery products and services. The division is fully equipped with a Cessna aircraft and aerial photography equipment that are stationed in the Middle East, manned by an experienced crew and fully trained technical staff. The division has also leased a new aircraft, AeroCommander, to ensure smooth operations for parallel projects.

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