OrbImage has planned to launch two 1-m resolution satellites. One of the satellites, OrbView-4 was launched on 21 September 2001, but failed to reach orbit.
OrbView-4's camera had a 1-m resolution for panchromatic imaging and a 4-m resolution for multispectral imaging. The satellite also carried a hyperspectral imaging instrument . It would have become the first commercial satellite to produce hyperspectral imagery, and the second satellite to have hyperspectral imaging capability (besides the NASA's experimental EO1 satellite).
OrbView-3 satellite is planned to be launched in 2002. It carries the similar 1-m resolution panchromatic and 4-m resolution multispectral imaging instrument, but without the hyperspectral instrument.
|Type ||Sun-Synchronous |
|Altitude ||470 km |
|Revisit ||Less than 3 days |
|Spectral Band ||Wavelength (µm) ||Resolution|
|1 (blue) ||0.45 - 0.52 ||4 m|
|2 (green) ||0.52 - 0.60 ||4 m|
|3 (red) ||0.625 - 0.695 ||4 m|
|4 (NIR) ||0.76 - 0.90 ||4 m|
|Panchromatic ||0.45 - 0.90||1 m|
Link to: OrbImage Web Page (http://www.orbimage.com).
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