WorldView-3 was launched on 13th August, 2014 in California. WorldView-3 is the first multi-payload, super-spectral, high-resolution commercial satellite featuring 16 multispectral bands, and the ability to capture imagery at 31cm resolution.
On 13th August, 2014, WorldView-3 was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base California.
The WorldView-3 system offers unsurpassed accuracy, agility, capacity and spectral diversity. WorldView-3 is distinctive in that it captures high resolution imagery with sixteen multispectral bands, as compared to the usual four band satellite range.
With the additional spectral bands (including CAVIS bands), WorldView-3 offers unique opportunities for remote sensing analysis of vegetation, coastal environments, agriculture, geology and many others.
|Resolution||Panchromatic 31 cm (at nadir)
Multispectral 1.24 m (at nadir)
|Nominal Swath Width||13.1 km at nadir|
|Products||Available as a 3 band, 4 band, 8 band or 16 band product|
Panchromatic band (31 cm resolution)
|Archive Availability||Possible archive from 2014 onwards|
|Minimum area of purchase||25 sq kms from archive (5 km x 5 km)
100 sq kms depending on product chosen for Select Tasking
Minimum width 5 km
Minimum segment length 5 km
|Dynamic Range||11 bits per pixel|
Land use and planning
Utility corridor mapping
Mining and Exploration
Oil and Gas