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

The WorldView-2 system, offers incredible accuracy, agility, capacity and spectral diversity, substantially expanding its imagery product offerings to both commercial and government customers.



  • 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;
  • iInventory 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: October 8, 2009
  Developer: Ball Aerospace &Technologies (USA, platform, integration),
Eastman Kodak (USA, optical camera), EXELIS (USA, integration),
BAE Systems (USA, processing system)
  Launch Site: Vandenberg Air Force Base, California
  Mass: 2615 kilograms (5765 pounds)
  Orbit   Type: SunSync
  Altitude: 770 km
  Period: 100 min
Spec Mission Life: 10-12 years, including all consumables and degradables
(e.g. propellant)

Imaging mode VNIR
Panchromatic Multispectral
Spectral range, nm 450 - 800 Coastal: 400 - 450 
Blue: 450 - 510 
Green: 510 - 580 
Yellow: 585 - 625 
Red: 630 - 690 
Red Edge: 705 - 745 
Near-IR1: 770 - 895 
Near-IR2: 860 - 1040 
Sensor Resolution   (at nadir), m 0,46 1,85
Dynamic Range,   bits per pixe 11
Geolocation Accuracy Demonstrated <3.5 m CE90 without ground control
Swath Width, km 16.4
Revisit Frequency
(at 40°N Latitude)
1.1 days at 1 meter GSD*  or less
3.7 days at 20° off-nadir or less (0.52 meter GSD)
Capacity, km² per day 1 million
Stereo capability Yes
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) 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 52,20  105,60
40 centimeters per pixel 19,20 31,20 57,60  108,60
30 centimeters per pixel 22,80 34,80 61,20  
Natural Color(RGB, 3 bands), MS4 (4 bands), Bundle 4(PAN + MS4) 50/60 centimeters per pixel 21,00 33,00 59,40  109,80
 40 centimeters per pixel 23,40 35,40 61,80  112,20
 30 centimeters per pixel 27,00 39,00 65,40  
Bundle 8(PAN + MS8)  50/60 centimeters per pixel 22,80 34,80 61,20  
 40 centimeters per pixel 25,20 37,20 63,60  
 30 centimeters per pixel 28,80 40,80 67,20  
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