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QuickBird
STATUS
Operational
AVAILABILITY
Data available through DIGITALGLOBE web site http://www.digitalglobe.com/product/index.shtml
REQUEST PROCEDURE
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Satellite Instruments
QuickBird is a high-resolution commercial earth observation satellite, owned by DigitalGlobe and launched in 2001 as the first satellite in a constellation of three scheduled to be in orbit by 2009. QuickBird collects the highest resolution commercial imagery of Earth, and boasts the largest image size and the greatest on-board storage capacity of any satellite. The satellite collects panchromatic (black & white) imagery at 60-70 centimeter resolution and multispectral imagery at 2.4- and 2.8-meter resolutions.
CONTACT
Charles Chaapel
DigitalGlobe
1601 Dry Creek Dr., Suite 260 Longmont, CO
303-684-4643
cchaapel@digitalglobe.com
www.digitalglobe.com
SPECIFICATIONS
Measurment TypeVisible/IR-imager
Platform TypeQuickBird
OrbitSun synchronous
Spectral CoverageVis/NIR
Active/PassivePassive
Scan PatternPush broom
VariablesHigh resolution land surface mapping
Altitude450
Inclination98
Repeat Time3-7 days
Wavelength450 to 900nm
Number of Bands5
Start DateOct 2001
Temporal Coverage
Swath Width16.5km @ nadir
Resolution 161 to 72cm
Resolution 22.44 to 2.88m
REMARKS
Processing Levels: 1B, 2, 3 Bands: Panchromatic, multispectral, both, pansharpened Bits/Pixel/Band: 8, 16 bits File Formats: GeoTIFF 1.0, NITF 2.1, or NITF 2.0
UPDATED ON
8 Sep 2009 11:10