WorldView-3 Satellite in Orbit: Get Better Views of Your Yard

August 13, 2014 10:00 PM

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WorldView-3 Satellite in Orbit: Get Better Views of Your Yard

The world's most advanced commercial Earth-imaging satellite, DigitalGlobe's WorldView-3, was successfully sent into orbit on Wednesday from California's Vandenberg Air Force Base atop an Atlas 5 rocket.

Starting next year, pictures from the RV-sized satellite could bring new features to light at archaeological sites, disaster areas, nuclear facilities and even your own backyard.

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