Stunning views of WorldView-3 taken by WorldView-1

Stunning views of WorldView-3 taken by WorldView-1

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US: Digital Globe recently shared breathtaking pictures of the high-resolution WorldView-3 satellite launched last week captured by WorldView-1. The WorldView-1 was orbiting at a speed of 17,000 mph and flying at an altitude of over 300 miles when it took breathtaking pictures.

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Dubbed as the most powerful commercial imaging satellite ever built, the satellite became the highest-resolution commercial satellite in space returning images up to a resolution of 31cm.

"WorldView-3 by itself can collect 650,000 sq km [of imagery] a day, and if you add in our [existing] constellation – we'll be collecting four million sq km a day. That is almost half the size of the continental United States," says DigitalGlobe's Kumar Navulur.

Source: Time