WorldView-1, launched in September 2007, is the first of our next-generation satellites—the most agile satellites ever flown commercially. The high-capacity, panchromatic imaging system features half-meter resolution imagery. Operating at an altitude of 496 kilometers, WorldView-1 has an average revisit time of 1.7 days and is capable of collecting up to 750,000 square kilometers (290,000 square miles) per day of half-meter 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. 



Acquisition Time

September, 2007

Orbit Altitude(km)


Mission Life


Sensor Bands

Panchromatic: 450 – 800 nm

Sensor Resolution (GSD = Ground Sample Distance)

50 cm GSD at nadir*

55 cm GSD at 20° off-nadir

Dynamic Range

11 bits per pixel

Swath Width

17.7 kilometers 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)

Geolocation Accuracy (CE90)

Specification of 6.5 m CE90 at nadir, with actual accuracy in the range of 4.0 – 5.5 m CE90 at nadir, excluding terrain and off-nadir effects

With registration to GCPs in image : 2.0 meters (6.6 feet)