With less than 24 hours left prior to the slated take-off time, we are eagerly anticipating the launch of WorldView-3, DigitalGlobe’s most sophisticated high resolution imaging satellite ever put into orbit!
The scheduled launch is for August 13, 2014 from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. at 11:29 a.m. PDT (2:30 p.m. EDT, 6:30 p.m. UTC.)
In addition to launch activities in California., Lockheed Martin Corp., Ball Aerospace Technologies Corp., Exelis, United Launch Alliance and DigitalGlobe, Inc. will be participating in a community watch event in partnership with the Denver Museum of Nature and Science (DMNS) in Denver, Colorado. This event is free and open to the public with Museum admission.
You can also join us by watching 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!
For the most recent information on WorldView-3 check out the following:
• A summary by our friends at MapBox – www.mapbox.com/blog/worldview-3-launch/
• Visit our microsite – http://worldview3.digitalglobe.com
• Follow the conversation and join the excitement via Twitter with #WV3