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.
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.