Satellite Worldview 2 of DigitalGlobe Corporation

Name of Satellite, Alternate Names Worldview 2
Country of Operator/Owner USA
Operator/Owner DigitalGlobe Corporation
Users Military/Commercial
Purpose Earth Observation
Class of Orbit LEO
Type of Orbit Sun-Synchronous
Longitude of GEO (degrees) 0
Perigee (km) 765
Apogee (km) 767
Eccentricity 0.000140134529147982
Inclination (degrees) 98.5
Period (minutes) 100.2
Launch Mass (kg.) 2800
Dry Mass (kg.)
Power (watts)
Date of Launch 08-10-2009
Expected Lifetime
Contractor Ball Aerospace
Country of Contractor USA
Launch Site Vandenberg AFB
Launch Vehicle Delta 2
COSPAR Number 2009-055A
NORAD Number 35946
Comments Will provide earth imaging in eight color bands; 0.5 m resolution for panchromatic images and 1.8 m for multi-spectral.


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