WorldView-1 is a high-capacity, panchromatic imaging system featuring true 50 cm resolution imagery. It was launched in September 2007. 

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 50 cm 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.


  • mapping and updating of topographic and special maps as well as plans up to the scale 0f 1:2000;
  • the creation of digital terrain models accurate to 1-3 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.


  Launch date: September 18, 2007
  Developer:  Ball Aerospace &Technologies (USA)
  Launch Site:   Vandenberg Air Force Base, California
  Mass:   2290 kilograms (5038 lbs)
  Orbit   Type:   SunSync
  Altitude:  496 kilometers
  Period:   95 minutes
Spec Mission Life:    10-12 years, including all consumables and degradables
(e.g. propellant)

Imaging mode Panchromatic
  Spectral range, nm 400 - 900
Sensor Resolution   (at nadir), m 0,5
 Dynamic Range,   bits per pixe 11
Geolocation Accuracy Demonstrated <4 m CE90 without ground control
Swath Width, km 17.7 at nadir
Revisit Frequency
(at 40°N Latitude)
1.7 days at 1 meter GSD*  or less
5.4 days at 20° off-nadir or less (0.55 meter GSD)
Capacity, km² per day 1.3 million
Stereo capability Yes, (the adjacent-pass stereo collection)
  Data format GeoTIFF, NITF

* - In remote sensing, ground sample distance (GSD) in a digital photo (such as an orthophoto) of the ground from air or space is the distance between pixel centers measured on the ground. For example, in an image with a one-meter GSD, adjacent pixels image locations are 1 meter apart on the ground. GSD is a measure of one limitation to image resolution, that is, the limitation due to sampling: GSD = (ps*h)/f  where ps - size of pixel, m; h - heigth of imaging, m; f - focal length, m.

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) A new imaging "select plus" A 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
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