WorldView-4 Launch Page

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WorldView-4 will provide DigitalGlobe’s customers with high resolution and color imagery to commercial, government and international customers. The satellite will more than double the capacity of DigitalGlobe’s fleet.

The satellite captures map-accurate images with a new, high-resolution camera provided by Harris Corporation. In addition to delivering critical geospatial situational awareness and global security information to intelligence analysts, war fighters and decision makers, commercial users will also benefit from access to imagery from WorldView-4.

Launch Facts

Rocket/Payload: Atlas V 401 flying the WorldView-4 mission for customer DigitalGlobe.

Date: Friday, November 11

Site: Space Launch Complex 3 East at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.

Launch Time: The launch window opens at 10:30 a.m. PDT and closes at 10:45 a.m. PDT. Separation occurs approximately 20 minutes after liftoff.

Launch Notes:  Lockheed Martin built the WorldView-4 satellite for the DigitialGlobe customer and contracted the launch through their Commercial Launch Services organization.   

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"Selfies From Space" Video

Selfies from Space - WorldView-4

With the Lockheed Martin-built WorldView-4 satellite, DigitalGlobe more than doubles its ability to deliver images of Earth at 30-centimeter resolution. That’s sharp enough to identify the make of an automobile. More importantly, it provides citizens, industry and governments the current, detailed information they need to respond to rapidly evolving conditions.  

Previous Launch Footage

Atlas V WorldView-3 Launch Highlights

A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying the WorldView-3 satellite for DigitalGlobe launches from Space Launch Complex-3 at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Lockheed Martin Commercial Launch Services procured the Atlas V for this mission. This is the fourth successful launch in six weeks and the 87th successful mission since ULA was formed in December 2006. (Video: United Launch Alliance)

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