WorldView 1, an Earth observation satellite, will be the world's only half-meter resolution commercial imaging satellite. Built by Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corporation with DigitalGlobe of Longmont, Colorado, WorldView 1 will be capable of providing highly detailed imagery for precise map creation (images with 50 centimeter panchromatic resolution and 2.0 meter multispectral resolution). It will allow the creation of accurate maps in remote areas. WorldView 1 was developed under a contract awarded by the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (formerly the National Imaging and Mapping Agency). It has an on orbit lifetime of 7.5 years.
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