Thursday, April 10, 2008

GeoEye-1: Satellite Sensor Characteristics

The following specifications are courtesy of GeoEye, and are subject to change.

Launch Date Q3 2007 (estimated)
Operational Life Over 10 years
Orbital Altitude 684 kilometers
Resolution at Nadir 0.41 meters panchromatic; 1.65 meters multispectral
Image Swath 15.2 kilometers
Equator Crossing Time Nominally 10:30 AM solar time
Revisit Time Less than 3 days
Dynamic Range 11-bits per pixel
Image Bands Panchromatic, blue, green, red, near IR

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