DigitalGlobe has completed the shift of its WorldView-1 imagery satellite to an afternoon orbit from morning in an effort to help customers view changes that take place on Earth in a given day.
WorldView-1 concluded its 18-month-long transition and will begin to pass above the planet in the afternoon to capture locations across different time zones, DigitalGlobe said Wednesday.
WorldView-1 brings the number of DigitalGlobe“™s high-resolution satellites in morning orbits to three to provide earth imagery to users between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. local time.
Tim Hascall, DigitalGlobe executive vice president and chief operations officer, said the company seeks to help customers fulfill their traditional global mapping requirements, as well as emerging demand for high-revisit monitoring applications.
DigitalGlobe plans to launch the WorldView-4 satellite into a morning orbit in mid-September.