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Revealing the Hidden World with Shortwave Infrared (SWIR) Imagery

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“Smoke disappears and fire hotspots become clearly visible” WorldView-3, the newest addition to the DigitalGlobe constellation, will enable our customers to see the world in new ways. Not only does it offer the highest resolution in the industry, as you saw in our first imagery blog post, but the satellite also carries a shortwave infrared [...]

WorldView-3: First Images!

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On August 13, 2014, DigitalGlobe launched WorldView-3 into orbit. On August 19, a mere six days after launch, our team completed commissioning  the satellite bus and opened the door on the main telescope to begin observing our changing planet. And on August 21, we  completed our focusing and achieved Initial Operational Capability (“IOC”) on the [...]

WorldView-3: Have you seen this GIF?

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In a view only DigitalGlobe could manage with multiple satellites in our constellation, WorldView-1 caught this sequence of images of the WorldView-3 Atlas V launch vehicle as it launched from Vandenberg AFB in California last Wednesday. The rocket was really moving; by the time of the last frame, WorldView-3 was traveling at just over 1,000 [...]