WorldView-3

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WorldView-3
Mission type Earth observation
Operator DigitalGlobe
COSPAR ID 2014-048A
SATCAT no. 40115
Website http://worldview3.digitalglobe.com
Mission duration Planned: 7.25 years
Elapsed: 2 years, 10 months, 12 days
Spacecraft properties
Bus BCP-5000[1]
Manufacturer Ball Aerospace
Launch mass 2,800 kg (6,200 lb)
Power 3100 watts
Start of mission
Launch date 13 August 2014, 18:30:30 (2014-08-13UTC18:30:30) UTC[2]
Rocket Atlas V 401, AV-047[2]
Launch site Vandenberg SLC-3E[2]
Contractor Lockheed Martin / United Launch Alliance
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Sun-synchronous
Perigee 619 kilometers (385 mi)[3]
Apogee 622 kilometers (386 mi)[3]
Inclination 97.97 degrees[3]
Period 96.98 minutes[3]
Epoch 25 January 2015, 05:15:06 UTC[3]
DigitalGlobe fleet

WorldView-3 is a commercial Earth observation satellite owned by DigitalGlobe. It was launched on 13 August 2014 to become DigitalGlobe's sixth satellite in orbit, joining Ikonos which was launched in 1999, QuickBird in 2001, WorldView-1 in 2007, GeoEye-1 in 2008, and WorldView-2 in 2009. WorldView-3 provides commercially available panchromatic imagery of 0.31 m (12 in) resolution, eight-band multispectral imagery with 1.24 m (4 ft 1 in) resolution, shortwave infrared imagery at 3.7 m (12 ft 2 in) resolution, and CAVIS (Clouds, Aerosols, Vapors, Ice, and Snow) data at 30 m (98 ft) resolution.[4]

Launch[edit]

WorldView-3 was launched on 13 August 2014 from Vandenberg Air Force Base on an Atlas V flying in the 401 configuration. The launch vehicle was provided by United Launch Alliance and launch services were administered by Lockheed Martin.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "WorldView 2, 3 (WV 2, 3)". Gunter's Space Page. Retrieved 13 October 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c McDowell, Jonathan. "Launch Log". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 6 July 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "WORLDVIEW-3 (WV-3) Satellite details 2014-048A NORAD 40115". N2YO. 25 January 2015. Retrieved 25 January 2015. 
  4. ^ "WorldView-3 (WV-3)". eoPortal. European Space Agency. Retrieved 13 August 2014. 

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