Seeing a Better World™

Category Archives: World Events

WorldView-3: First Images!

By DigitalGlobe | Published:

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 [...]

8WorldView-3: Have you seen this GIF?

By DigitalGlobe | Published:

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 [...]

WorldView-3: Preparing for Launch!

By DigitalGlobe | Published:

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.) [...]