GeoEye-1

GeoEye-1 adalah satelit yang memiliki resolusi paling tinggi di antara semua satelit komersial di dunia. Satelit menawarkan resolusi spasial yang belum pernah ada sebelumnya, yaitu 41 cm citra pankromatik (black & white) dan citra multispektral (color) resolusi 165 cm. Dengan meakukan fusi maka akan didapatkan citra dengan resolusi 41 cm color. Selain itu, dibandingkan citra IKONOS melakukan perekaman dengan lebar sapuan 11 km, GeoEye-1 mencapai lebar sapuan 15 km.

GeoEye-1

GeoEye-1 Satellite Image – Kalifa Sports City, Doha, Qatar
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 GeoEye-1 Satellite Specifications

Name of satelliteGeoEye-1
Operating countryUnited States
Operating organizationDigitalGlobe, Inc. (United States)
Satellite manufacturerGeneral Dynamics Advanced Information Systems (United States)
LaunchedSeptember 6, 2008 (local time)
Revisit frequency11 days
Revisit time3 days (in the event that imaging angle is above 60º)
Orbital inclination98º
Satellite orbitPolar sun-synchronous orbit
Satellite altitude681 km
Overpass time
(above Japanese skies)
From around 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Satellite platform technical Information:

Launch VehicleDelta II
Launch Vehicle ManufacturerBoeing Corporation
Launch LocationVandenberg Air Force Base, California
Satellite Weight1955 kg
Satellite Storage and Downlink1 Terabit recorder; X-band downlink (at 740 mb/sec or 150 mb/sec)
Orbital Altitude684 kilometers / 425 miles
Orbital VelocityAbout 7.5 km/sec or 17,000 mi/hr
Inclination/Equator Crossing Time98 degrees / 10:30am

 

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