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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 [...]

High-Resolution Satellites Help Monitor and Respond to Fires in Southeast Asia

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By Josh Winer, Sales Manager at DigitalGlobe; Nigel Sizer, Global Director of World Resource Institute’s Forests Program; James Anderson, Forests Communications Officer at World Resource Institute One of the most devastating threats to the environment, economy, and human health in Indonesia comes in the form of fire. Forest and bush fires, often associated with agricultural [...]