Satellite Quickbird 2 of DigitalGlobe Corporation

Name of Satellite, Alternate Names Quickbird 2
Country of Operator/Owner USA
Operator/Owner DigitalGlobe Corporation
Users Commercial
Purpose Earth Observation
Class of Orbit LEO
Type of Orbit Sun-Synchronous
Longitude of GEO (degrees) 0
Perigee (km) 448
Apogee (km) 450
Eccentricity 0.000146649068778413
Inclination (degrees) 97.2
Period (minutes) 93.6
Launch Mass (kg.)
Dry Mass (kg.) 951
Power (watts) 250
Date of Launch 18-10-2001
Expected Lifetime 10 yrs.
Contractor Ball Aerospace
Country of Contractor USA
Launch Site Vandenberg AFB
Launch Vehicle Delta 2
COSPAR Number 2001-047A
NORAD Number 26953
Comments High quality earth imagery and geo-spatial information products; highest resolution commercial satellite in orbit. Orbit raised in April 2011 to extend life.


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