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Full Name QuickBird-2 Status Mission complete
Mission Agencies Digital Globe Launch Date 18 Oct 2001
Mission Links mission site EOL Date 17 Dec 2014
EO Portal Info NORAD Catalog # 26953 (TLE)
International Designator 2001-047A
Orbit Type Sun-synchronous Orbit Period 93.4 minutes
Orbit Sense Orbit Inclination 98 deg
Orbit Altitude 450 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST 10:30 Repeat Cycle 1 days
Objectives and Applications QuickBird-2 is an imaging satellite of DigitalGlobe Inc., USA, offering commercial imagery. The DigitalGlobe system has been developed to facilitate the collection and archival of high quality Earth imagery data and to provide an easy-to-use and flexible distribution system. QuickBird's global collection of panchromatic and multispectral imagery is designed to support applications ranging from map publishing to land and asset management to insurance risk assessment.
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BGIS 2000 - Ball Global Imaging System 2000
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QuickBird-2 was an Earth-imaging satellite of Maxar, with data distributed by European Space Imaging (EUSI). It was designed to be the world’s highestresolution commercial Earth-imaging satellite. Initially, at the fairly low orbital altitude of 450 km to obtain higher resolution but at the expense of swath width, in mid-April 2011, the orbit was raised to 482 km to extend the mission duration. ESA offers access to worldwide QuickBird-2 archived data via the TPM scheme. Read more

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High Mountain Asia 8-meter DEMs Derived from Along-track Optical Imagery V001
High Mountain Asia 8-meter DEMs Derived from Cross-track Optical Imagery V001
McDonald Islands - Data digitised from Quickbird satellite imagery aquired 9 April 2003.
QuickBird Level 1B Multispectral 4-Band Satellite Imagery
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