WorldView-3: Launch Day!
Markham, ON, Wednesday, August 13, 2014 – With just a few hours left, we are eagerly anticipating the launch of WorldView-3, DigitalGlobe’s most sophisticated high resolution imaging satellite ever put into orbit! Watch the launch live August 13, 2014 from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California at 2:30 p.m. EDT via the ground-to-orbit webcast provided by United Launch Alliance. Tune in about 20 minutes early and you’ll be able to hear the countdown!
WorldView-3 can provide 31 centimetre resolution imagery in panchromatic and 16 spectral bands. This “super-spectral” capability means we’ll be able to see the difference between a red car and a blue car. Very near-infrared enables distinguishing between a Maple tree and a Pine tree, while short-wave infrared provides the ability to “see” through clouds and haze, allowing users to identify houses near aforest fire through the smoke, for example. This is a capability that will be very useful in applications for mapping, land classifications, disaster preparedness and response, soil and vegetation analysis, geology uses, environmental monitoring and coastal applications. DigitalGlobe is a leading provider of commercial satellite imagery. FBS has been a reseller of DigitalGlobe imagery since 2009. We can help navigate the complex ordering process and offer value-added imagery processing services in house.