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Worldview Satellite by Maxar

Worldview-1, 2, 3, and 4 Imagery

Maxar’s cutting-edge high-resolution satellite carves out ridiculously crisp imagery at 31 cm.

Worldview satellite

In 8 spectral bands, the world all of a sudden becomes clearer.

For example, you can really get surgical for distinguishing Earth’s land cover using image classification techniques in remote sensing.

Maxar provides countless case studies on how users are applying satellite technology to tackle real-world problems.

And if the world wants more high-resolution imagery, why not give them more? This is why Maxar (formerly DigitalGlobe) launched Worldview-4.

Although Worldview imagery has a cost, there are options to download Worldview-3 imagery. You’ll have to scroll down a bit lower to find out how.

Worldview-2 Bands

Worldview-2 consists of 9 spectral bands. The coastal aerosol, blue, green, yellow, red, red-edge, and NIR bands have a ground resolution of 1.85 meters. The panchromatic band has a ground resolution of 0.450 meters.

Worldview-2 Bands

Worldview-3 Bands

The spectral bands for Worldview-3 are panchromatic, coastal aerosol, blue, green, yellow, red, red edge, near-infrared, and short-wave infrared. For all bands, the ground sampling distance improved for Worldview-3 for all spectral bands. The panchromatic is sharper at 31 cm. While VNIR bands are 1.2 meters, the SWIR band has a GSD of 3.7 meters.

Worldview-3 Bands

Worldview-4 Bands

Worldview-4 is scaled down from previous versions with simply a panchromatic, blue, green, red, and near-infrared band. Its ground sampling distance remains the same as Worldview-3 with 0.31 meters for panchromatic and 1.2 meters for all other bands.

Worldview-4 Bands

Worldview Legion

The WorldView Legion is a group of 6 advanced satellites set to launch in 2024. It will have similar specifications as the current WorldView satellites as described below.

Daily Revisit CapacityUp to 15 revisits per day
Resolution30 cm-class
Spectral Bands8-band VNIR multispectral imagery
Daily Collection Capacity5 million sq km

With a projected 10-year lifespan, these 6 satellites will orbit in sun-synchronous and mid-inclination paths.