QuickBird Satellite was launched in 2001, by Digital Globe offering imagery for map publishing, land and asset management, change detection and insurance risk assessment.
The QuickBird produces sub-meter resolution Panchromatic and Multispectral imagery. The data collection nominal swath width is 16.5 km at nadir, and areas of interest sizes are 16.5 km x 16.5 km for a single area and 16.5 km x 115 km for a strip.
QuickBird Satellite Sensor
|Launch Date||October 18, 2001|
|Launch Vehicle||Boeing Delta II|
|Launch Location||Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, USA|
|Orbit Altitude||450 Km / 482 Km – (Early 2013)|
|Orbit Inclination||97.2°, sun-synchronous|
|Speed||7.1 Km/sec (25,560 Km/hour)|
|Equator Crossing Time||10:30 AM|
|Orbit Time||93.5 minutes|
|Revisit Time||1-3.5 days, depending on latitude (30° off-nadir)|
|Swath Width (Nadir)||16.8 Km / 18 Km – (Early 2013)|
|Metric Accuracy||23 meter horizontal (CE90)|
QuickBird Sensor Resolution
|Panchromatic||65 cm (nadir) to 73 cm (20° off-nadir)|
|Multispectral||2.62 m (nadir) to 2.90 m (20° off-nadir)|
- 4-Band Multispectral (BLUE, GREEN, RED, NIR1)
- 4-Band Pan-sharpened (BLUE, GREEN, RED, NIR1)
- 4-Band Bundle (PAN, BLUE, GREEN, RED, NIR1)
- 3-Bands Natural Colour (pan-sharpened BLUE, GREEN, RED)
- 3-Band Colored Infrared (pan-sharpened GREEN, RED, NIR1)
- Natural Colour / Coloured Infrared (3-Band pan-sharpened)
QuickBird Satellite Imagery Data Download
Coverage Maps indicating the availability of QuickBird-2 products are available for Download in USGS
QuickBird-2 was an Earth-imaging satellite of Maxar of the United States which launched in October 2001 and ceased operations in 2015.
|Orbit Altitude||450 km|
|Orbit Period||93.4 minutes|
|Equator Crossing Time||10:30 am|
|Revisit Time||2.8 days at 1-metre GSD resolution|
1.5 days at 1.5-metre GSD resolution
These values are for targets at 20 degrees latitude.