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    WorldView-1

    WorldView-1 is a commercial earth observation satellite owned by DigitalGlobe. It was launched September 18, 2007, followed later by the WorldView-2 in 2009. First imagery from WorldView-1 was available in October 2007, prior to the six-year anniversary of the launch of QuickBird, DigitalGlobe’s previous satellite. WorldView-1, was built by Ball Aerospace & Technologies.

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