Long Term Archive
QuickBird-2 (DigitalGlobe Inc)
San Diego, CA 03/09/2002
IKONOS-2 (Space Imaging Inc.)
Galveston, TX 11/11/2003
The Commercial Data Purchases (CDP) Imagery Collection contains imagery from several commercial vendors and is archived at the USGS Earth Resources Observation & Science Center (EROS). The CDP supports the Commercial Remote Sensing Space Policy (CRSSP) by providing data to qualified Federal users at no cost. See the Product Info tab for more details.
Commercial vendor licensing may restrict access to imagery, and license restrictions may vary for each individual image. However, users have the option to request license upgrades for imagery not currently licensed for their Federal agency.
GeoEye’s GeoEye-1 satellite was launched on September 6, 2008 and collects data in a spatial resolution of .41 meters in the panchromatic mode, (resampled to .5 meter) and 1.65 meters in the multispectral mode, with exceptional geolocation accuracy. GeoEye-1 is in a sun-synchronous orbit and makes 15 orbits per day at an altitude of 681 km. Revisit time is three days or sooner, depending on the required look angle. More details about GeoEye-1 can be found at http://www.satimagingcorp.com/satellite-sensors/geoeye-1.html or http://geofuse.geoeye.com/landing/Default.aspx.
Since its launch in September 1999, GeoEye's IKONOS satellite has provided a reliable stream of image data since January 2000, which has become the standard for commercial high-resolution satellite data products. With an altitude of 681 km and a revisit time of approximately 3 days, IKONOS produces one-meter panchromatic and four-meter multispectral imagery that can be combined to accommodate a wide range of high-resolution imagery applications. More details about IKONOS can be found at http://www.satimagingcorp.com/satellite-sensors/ikonos.html.
DigitalGlobe's QuickBird satellite was launched October 18, 2001. An orbit raise was completed in April of 2011, to extend the life of the sensor. The current altitude of 482 km allows the satellite to collect panchromatic data at 65 cm, and multispectral data at 2.62 meters. The satellite has a 2.5 day revisit time. QuickBird imagery supports applications ranging from map publishing, to land and asset management, to insurance risk assessment. More details about QuickBird can be found at http://www.satimagingcorp.com/satellite-sensors/quickbird.html.
DigitalGlobe’s WorldView-1 was launched September of 2007, and operates at an altitude of 496 kilometers. WorldView-1 has an average revisit time of 1.7 days and is capable of collecting up to 750,000 square kilometers (290,000 square miles) per day of half-meter panchromatic imagery. The satellite is also equipped with state-of-the-art geolocation accuracy capabilities and exhibits stunning agility with rapid targeting and efficient in-track stereo collection. More details about WorldView-1 can be found at http://www.satimagingcorp.com/satellite-sensors/worldview-1.html.
DigitalGlobe’s WorldView-2 satellite was launched in October 2009 and acquires 8-band multispectral commercial imagery in 46 cm panchromatic resolution, and multispectral imagery in 1.85 meter resolution. Average revisit time is 1.1 days. WorldView-2 provides highly detailed imagery for precise mapping, change detection, and in-depth image analysis. More details about WorldView-2 can be found at http://www.satimagingcorp.com/satellite-sensors/worldview-2.html.
Commercial data held in the USGS archives can be downloaded from EarthExplorer using a valid username and password that allows searching and downloading of commercial data. To gain access to the Commercial datasets on EE, please complete and return the U.S. Federal User Certification form (.pdf) along with your EarthExplorer registered username to firstname.lastname@example.org.
After your request is reviewed, you will be notified when you can search and download commercial data.
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