Earth Observation Mission News
Lockheed Martin Commercial Launch Services to launch WorldView-3 satellite on 13 August
22 May 2014
Lockheed Martin Commercial Launch Services (LMCLS) will launch the WorldView-3 commercial remote sensing spacecraft, placing it into orbit on 13 August for DigitalGlobe, a leading provider of commercial high-resolution earth observation and advanced geospatial solutions.
WorldView-3 will be launched aboard an Atlas V. The launch is scheduled for 11:29 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time from Space Launch Complex-3E at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.
WorldView-3 is the first multi-payload, super-spectral, high-resolution commercial satellite for earth observations and advanced geospatial solutions. Operating at an expected altitude of 617 km, WorldView-3 will have an average revisit time of less than one day and will be capable of collecting up to 680,000 square kilometres of imagery per day, further enhancing DigitalGlobe's capacity for rapid and reliable collection.
Source: Lockheed Martin
Image credit: Lockheed Martin/United Launch Alliance - Atlas rocket launch