A major mission for DigitalGlobe is this Friday's United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V 401 configured launch vehicle's push of the WorldView-4 satellite from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.
The Atlas V is provided by Lockheed Martin Commercial Launch Services and liftoff will occur from Space Launch Complex (SLC)-3 at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. The launch window is 11:30-11:44 a.m. PDT. ULA’s live launch broadcast will begin at 11:10 a.m. PDT.
WorldView-4 is a multispectral, high-resolution commercial imaging satellite owned and operated by DigitalGlobe and will help customers around the world to see more of this changing planet. The satellite was built by Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company and will provide 31 centimeter panchromatic resolution and 1.24 meter multispectral resolution—the same resolution that's offered by the WorldView-3 satellite, providing the sharpest view of vital details on the ground.
WorldView-4 marks ULA’s 9th launch of 2016 and the 112th since the company was founded in 2006. ULA also launched WorldView-3 on Atlas V in 2014.