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WorldView-2, a high-resolution, eight-band commercial satellite flying an Exelis-built imaging system, was launched on October 8, 2009 from Vandenberg Air Force Base.

Exelis designed and built the high-resolution panchromatic and eight-band multispectral imaging system for WorldView-2, including a highly-accurate 1.1 meter telescope and a second-generation, high-speed digital processing unit, to produce the world's sharpest commercial space imagery.

Exelis has played a significant role in building each of DigitalGlobe's current three-satellite constellation, including WorldView-1, launched in 2007, and QuickBird, which has surpassed its life expectancy and still is delivering superior imagery after more than nine years on orbit. 


High resolution, eight-band commercial satellite

See First WorldView-2 High-Res Images



Craig Oswald
400 Initiative Drive
Rochester, NY 14606


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WorldView-2 First Image-San Antonio, Texas-A T & T Center