QUICKBIRD

DigitalGlobe’s QuickBird satellite was able to offer sub-meter resolution imagery, high geolocational accuracy, and large on-board data storage. The QuickBird spacecraft was capable of acquiring over 75 million km2 of imagery data annually (over three times the size of North America).

The QuickBird satellite collected both multi-spectral (at 2.4 meter resolution) and panchromatic (at 61 cm resolution) imagery concurrently. 70 cm Pan-sharpened composite products in natural or false infrared colors could be obtained as well.

altitude: 450 km
inclination: 98 degrees
orbit: sun-synchronous polar
orbit period: 98 minutes
revisit time: 1-3.5 days
swath width: 16.5 km

satellites : QuickBird-1 (20/11/2000 - lost on launch)
  QuickBird-2 (18/10/2001 - 27/01/2015)

Sensor
This very-high-resolution sensor can acquire images in two modes :

Mode
Spectral band
Resolution
Panchromatic 0,445 - 0,900 µm 0,61 m x 0,61 m

Mode
Band
Spectral band
Resolution
Multispectral 1 0,450 - 0,520 µm 2,44 x 2,44 m
  2 0,520 - 0,600 µm 2,44 x 2,44 m
  3 0,630 - 0,690 µm 2,44 x 2,44 m
  4 0,760 - 0,900 µm 2,44 x 2,44 m

Mission website

Data distributors


Pan-sharpened - Multi-spectral
Colosseum, Rome
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Pan-sharpened - Multispectral
Luxor, Egypt
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