WorldView-1 was launched 18th September 2007. The high-capacity, panchromatic imaging system features half-meter resolution imagery. Offering panchromatic imagery at 50cm resolution, DigitalGlobe’s WorldView-1 is the highest resolution commercial earth-observation satellite now operating. 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 geo-location capabilities and exhibits stunning agility with rapid targeting and efficient in-track stereo collection.
Various sample images can be seen below (©DigitalGlobe):
In 2009 the WorldView-2 sensor was launched. The WorldView-2 sensor provides a high resolution Panchromatic band and eight Multispectral bands. Read more of the WorldView-2 sensor here
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