The GeoEye-1 collects images at 41 cm panchromatic (black-and-white) and 1.65 meter multispectral resolution. It is equipped with some of the most advanced technology ever used in a commercial remote sensing system.

The satellite can collect up to 350,000 km² of pan-sharpened multispectral imagery per day. GeoEye-1 can revisit any point on Earth once every three days or sooner.

This capability is ideal for large-scale mapping projects.



  • mapping and updating of topographic and special maps as well as plans up to the scale of 1:5000;
  • the creation of digital terrain models accurate to 2 m;
  • inventory and control of construction of transport infrastructure as well as oil and gas production;
  • forest management, inventory and forest condition assessment;
  • inventory of agricultural land, creation of land-use planning, precision agriculture;
  • update of topographic base for general construction plans for perspective urban development and territory planning schemes of municipalities;
  • inventory and monitoring of transport, energy and communications;
  • a wide range of tasks in the field of environmental protection.


  Launch Date:

September 6, 2008


Ball Aerospace & Technologies (USA), EXELIS (USA; airborne shooting equipment)

 Launch Site:

Vandenberg Air Force Base, California

  Launch vehicle:

Delta II (USA)


 DigitalGlobe (USA)


1898 kg (4186 lbs)



Sun-synchronous, 10:30 am descending node


681 km


98 minutes

Spec Mission Life:

>10 years 

Imaging mode



  Spectral range, nm


Blue: 450 - 510 
Green: 510 - 580 
Red: 655- 690 
Near-IR: 780 - 920 

Sensor Resolution (at nadir), m



Off-nadir imaging Up to 60 degrees  


Dynamic Range, bits per pixe


  Geolocation Accuracy

5 meter CE90 (specification)
3 meter CE90 (measured)

  Swath Width, km


  Revisit Frequency

2.6 days at 30° off-nadir

 Capacity, km² per day


Stereo capability


  Data format


ACTION!!! All data taken yesterday is considered archival.

Minimum order of archival data - 25 km2

Minimum order of a new and stereo imaging - 100 km2;

The minimum width of the zone of interest - 3 km;

The minimum rib`s length of the zone of interest - 3 km.

Order parameters and product options

Standard archive

(>90 days after imaging)

A new imaging or fresh archive(<90 days after imaging)

New imaging

"select plus"

New imaging

"single shot tasking"

Panchromatic image (PAN, a single band image generally displayed as shades of gray)

50/60 centimeters per pixel  16,80  28,80  55,20  105,60
41 centimeters per pixel  19,20  31,20  57,60  108,00
PSM(RGB, 3 bands), MS4 (4 bands), Bundle 4(PAN + MS4) 50/60 centimeters per pixel  21,00  33,00  59,40  109,80
 41 centimeters per pixel  23,40  35,40  61,80  112,20
Prices are specified in conventional unit for 1 (one) square kilometer. Сonventional unit is USD dollar, unless it's not specified. The payment is made only in the national currency of Ukraine.              The cost is calculated on the day of invoicing and may be changed in case of abrupt change of course on the Interbank market.

Updated 04.07.2016