Lockheed Martin to launch WorldView-3 satellite for DigitalGlobe on Aug. 13

By: InnovatioNews Monday June 2, 2014 Tags: Atlas V, Denver, DigitalGlobe, Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin logoDENVER -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) Commercial Launch Services (LMCLS) will launch the WorldView-3 commercial remote sensing spacecraft, placing it into orbit Aug. 13 for DigitalGlobe, a leading provider of commercial high-resolution Earth observation and advanced geospatial solutions.

LMCLS is the exclusive provider of Atlas rockets to all non-U.S. government customers.

WorldView-3 is the first multi-payload, super-spectral, high-resolution commercial satellite for Earth observations and advanced geospatial solutions, Lockheed said. Operating at an altitude of 617 kilometers, WorldView-3 will have an average revisit time of less than one day and will be capable of collecting up to 680,000 kilometers of imagery each day.

The satellite's data-rich imagery will enable customers to search for new sources of minerals and fuels, manage forests and farms and accelerate Longmont-based DigitalGlobe's exploitation of Geospatial Big Data, a living digital inventory of the Earth's surface.

LMCLS, a business unit of Lockheed Martin Corp., provides Atlas V launch vehicles to all non-U.S. government satellite customers worldwide and also offers Athena launch services for small satellites and multi-payload RideShare missions.

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