New satellite to serve Google Earth

  • Google’s got a new satellite, and it’s watching you.  Or, to be more accurate, DigitalGlobe’s got a new satellite, it’s watching everything, and the resulting imagery will wind up in Google Earth. WorldView-1, which was launched yesterday, represents an all-around improvement over what was previously available.  DigitalGlobe calls WorldView-1 “the most agile satellite ever flown commercially,” and states, “WorldView-1 will have an average revisit time of 1.7 days and will be capable of collecting up to 750,000 square kilometers (290,000 square miles) per day of half-meter imagery.”

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