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DigitalGlobe Completes QuickBird Satellite Orbit Raise

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New Altitude Extends Satellite’s Life, Gives Customers Continued Access to World’s Most Powerful Constellation of Sub-Meter Satellites

Longmont, Colorado, April 18, 2011DigitalGlobe (NYSE: DGI), a leading global provider of high-resolution earth imagery solutions, announced today it has completed raising the orbit of its QuickBird satellite, a process that began in late March. QuickBird is now orbiting 482 kilometers above the Earth’s surface, raised from its previous 450 kilometer orbit. QuickBird has continued to deliver high resolution imagery and imagery-based products to customers throughout the process.

The company expects the new orbit will extend QuickBird’s life through early 2014. It had previously expected QuickBird’s useful life through mid-2012. The raising also gives DigitalGlobe customers extended access to the world’s most powerful constellation of sub-meter satellites. The constellation, which includes the WorldView-1 and WorldView-2 satellites, offers highly accurate, commercial high resolution imagery of earth and advanced geospatial information products.

2 Responses to DigitalGlobe Completes QuickBird Satellite Orbit Raise

Mariane says: September 17, 2012 at 12:24 am

El problema es que el dsesafe no es uniforme, no solo es desplazarlas una distancia determinada pues se arregla en un punto y luego se descompone en otro. Yo las he usado, baje1ndolas con stitchmaps, luego rectifice1ndolas con me1s puntos de control utilizando Microstation Descartes y esto las mejora mucho Google piensa integrar las ime1genes de geoeye pero a la fecha, las ime1genes de sate9lite no tienen buena georeferencia a menos que las warpees con suficientes puntos de control local.No conozco de otro servidor de mejor calidad (por parte de google), sed hay servicios OGC de algunos paedses que ofrecen material propio en forma de web map services.

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