DigitalGlobe launches most powerful commercial imaging satellite

August 14, 2014 5:54 PM

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DigitalGlobe launches most powerful commercial imaging satellite

According to an Aug. 13 statement from DigitalGlobe, a leading provider of commercial high-resolution earth observation and advanced geospatial solutions, the company announced the successful launch of WorldView-3, the company’s sixth and most advanced super-spectral, high-resolution commercial satellite. Riding atop a Lockheed Martin Atlas V rocket, the satellite launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

“The successful launch of WorldView-3 extends DigitalGlobe’s commanding technological lead and will enable us to help our customers see through smoke, peer beneath the ocean’s surface and determine the mineral and moisture content of the earth below — all with unprecedented clarity,” said Jeffrey R....

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