WorldView-3

WorldView-3 is the first multi-payload, super-spectral, high-resolution commercial satellite.

Operating at an altitude of 617 km, WorldView-3 provides 31 cm panchromatic resolution, 1.24 m multispectral resolution, and 3.7 m short-wave infrared resolution.

WorldView-3 has an average revisit time of less than 1 day and is capable of collecting up to 680,000 km² per day, allowing for more rapid and reliable collection.

 

 

Application:

  • 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;
  • a wide range of tasks in the field of environmental protection.

 

  Launch date: August 13, 2014
  Developer: Ball Aerospace &Technologies (USA)
  Launch Site: Vandenberg Air Force Base, California
  Mass: 2800 kg (6200 lbs)
  Orbit   Type: SunSync
  Altitude: 617 km
  Period: 97 min
Spec Mission Life: 7.25 years

Imaging mode VNIR SWIR CAVIS
Panchromatic Multispectral
Spectral range, nm 450 - 800 Coastal: 397 - 454 
Blue: 445 - 517 
Green: 507 - 586 
Yellow: 580 - 629 
Red: 626 - 696 
Red Edge: 698 - 749 
Near-IR1: 765 - 899 
Near-IR2: 857 - 1039 
SWIR-1: 1184 - 1235 
SWIR-2: 1546 - 1598 
SWIR-3: 1636 - 1686 
SWIR-4: 1702 - 1759 
SWIR-5: 2137 - 2191 
SWIR-6: 2174 - 2232 
SWIR-7: 2228 - 2292 
SWIR-8: 2285 - 2373 
Desert Clouds: 405 - 420 
Aerosol-1: 459 - 509 
Green: 525 - 585 
Aerosol-2: 635 - 685 
Water-1: 845 - 885 
Water-2: 897 - 927 
Water-3: 930 - 965 
NDVI-SWIR: 1220 - 1252 
Cirrus: 1365 - 1405 
Snow: 1620 - 1680 
Aerosol-3: 2105 - 2245 
Aerosol-3: 2105 - 2245  
Sensor Resolution   (at nadir), m 0,31 1,24 3,7 30
 Dynamic Range,   bits per pixe 11 14 11
Geolocation Accuracy Predicted <3.5 m CE90 without ground control
Swath Width, km 13,1
Revisit Frequency
(at 40°N Latitude)
1 m GSD*: <1.0 day
4.5 days at 20° off-nadir or less
Capacity, km² per day 680,000
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