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Friday, September 21, 2007

DigitalGlobe Successfully Launches WorldView-1

The WorldView-1 satellite launched on Tuesday, September 18, 2007 at 11:35 a.m. (Pacific Daylight Time), from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. WorldView-1 is the first of two new next-generation satellites DigitalGlobe, the leader in the global commercial Earth imagery and geospatial information market, plans to launch.

WorldView-1 will be the most agile satellite ever flown commercially. The high-capacity, panchromatic imaging system features half-meter resolution imagery. Operating at an altitude of 496 kilometers, WorldView-1 will have an average revisit time of 1.7 days and will be capable of collecting up to 750,000 square kilometers (290,000 square miles) per day of half-meter imagery. The satellite will also be equipped with state-of-the-art geo-location accuracy capabilities and will exhibit stunning agility with rapid targeting and efficient in-track stereo collection.

Press Release - DigitalGlobe Inc.
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