The Earth in HD
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Our role: spacecraft & instrument provider, integration & test lead
We built the BCP-5000 spacecraft bus for WorldView-3 with the ability to handle next-generation optical and synthetic aperture radar remote-sensing payloads. We also built the Cloud, Aerosol, Water Vapor, Ice, Snow (CAVIS) atmospheric instrument, the first atmospheric sounder DigitalGlobe has flown in space. CAVIS enables WorldView-3 to collect imagery even through clouds or snow.
Our role: spacecraft provider, integration & test lead
We built the BCP-5000 spacecraft bus for WorldView-2, demonstrating the bus’s ability to be a flexible, stable and highly accurate Earth remote sensing platform. Additionally, we integrated the remote sensing instrument and tested the entire system. Our engineers also equipped WorldView-2 with an instrument vibration isolation system for controlling jitter.
Our role: spacecraft & instrument provider
We built the BCP-5000 spacecraft bus and the WorldView 60 camera for the mission. It collects up to 500,000 square kilometers (200,000 square miles) of half-meter imagery per day, operates at an altitude of 496 kilometers, and has a revisit time of 1.7 days. It supports DigitalGlobe’s NextView contract from the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and commercial customers around the world.