Satellite GeoEye-1 (Orbview 5) of GeoEye

Name of Satellite, Alternate Names GeoEye-1 (Orbview 5)
Country of Operator/Owner USA
Operator/Owner GeoEye
Users Commercial/Government
Purpose Remote Sensing
Class of Orbit LEO
Type of Orbit Sun-Synchronous
Longitude of GEO (degrees) 0
Perigee (km) 671
Apogee (km) 686
Eccentricity 0.00106405618216642
Inclination (degrees) 98.1
Period (minutes) 98.3
Launch Mass (kg.) 1955
Dry Mass (kg.)
Power (watts)
Date of Launch 06-09-2008
Expected Lifetime 7+ yrs.
Contractor General Dynamics
Country of Contractor USA
Launch Site Vandenberg AFB
Launch Vehicle Delta 2
COSPAR Number 2008-042A
NORAD Number 33331
Comments Remote sensing for both commercial customers and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), GeoEye-1 is capable of acquiring image data at 0.41 meter panchromatic and 1.65 meter multispectral resolution. Experienced an antenna anomaly in 12/09.


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