GENESIIS is the authorized reseller for Maxar - the premier provider of superior satellite and aerial imagery, location information products and image processing services. Maxar products and services enable timely, accurate and accessible location intelligence that translates into timely and vital insights for customers, anywhere and at anytime. Maxar owns and operates a constellation of Earth-imaging satellites, including the world's highest resolution satellite, GeoEye-1, which provides the highest quality and most accurate satellite imagery available.
This was previously named as GeoEye-2 and now it is introduced as WorldView-4. WorldView-4 is the successor of worldView-3 and is a planned third generation Earth Observation Satellite launched in November, 2016. This is capable of giving a maximum resolution of 0.31m which is similar to imagery as Worldview - 3 and the highest resolution commercially available at present.
The spacecraft's telescope is called the GeoEye Imaging System-2,
designed and built by ITT Corporation. The Satellite will provide panchromatic images at a highest resolution of 0.31 meters per pixel (12.2 in/px), and multispectral images at 1.24 meters per pixel (48.8 in/px). Multispectral imagery is available in red, green, blue and near-infrared channels. Worldview-4 is operating at an altitude of 617 km in coordinating with WorldView-3. This provides Simultaneous, high resolution, multi-spectral imageries, large area single-pass (synoptic) collection eliminated temporal variations, Precision geo-location possible without ground control points and Global capacity of 680,000 km2 per day as its magnificent benefits. Sensor bands will comprise panchromatic and 4 multispectral bands. The swath width is 13.1km at nadir. The Satellite is planned to revisit at a frequency of less than one day.
The WorldView-3 satellite sensor was recently licensed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to collect eight-band short-wave infrared (SWIR) imagery.The satellite was launched in 13th August,2014.
WorldView-3 Was the first multi-payload, super-spectral, high-resolution commercial satellite
panchromatic resolution, 1.24 m multispectral resolution, 3.7 m short wave infrared resolution and 30 m CAVIS resolution. WorldView-3 has an average revisit time of < 1 day and is capable of collecting up to 680,000 km2 per day.
WorldView-3 bears a strong resemblance to WorldView-2 launched on October 8, 2009 in terms of its performance characteristics. The WorldView-3 satellite sensor benefit from significant improvements including cost savings, risk reduction, and faster delivery for its customers.
|WorldView-3 Satellite Sensor Specifications|
|Launch Date||August 13, 2014|
|Orbit||Altitude: 617 km
Type: SunSync, 1:30 pm descending Node
Period: 97 min.
|Life||Spec Mission Life; 7.25 years
Estimated Service Life: 10 to 12 years
|Spacecraft Size, Mass and Power||Size: 5.7 m (18.7 feet) tall x 2.5 m (8 feet) across, 7.1 m (23 feet) across the deployed solar arrays
Mass: 2800 kilograms (6200 pounds)
Power: 3.1 kW solar array, 100 Ahr battery
|Sensor Bands||Panchromatic: 450-800 nm
8 Multispectral: (red, red edge, coastal, blue, green, yellow, near-IR1 and near-IR2) 400 nm - 1040 nm
8 SWIR: 1195 nm - 2365 nm
12 CAVIS Bands: (desert clouds, aerosol-1, aerosol-2, aerosol-3, green, water-1, water- 2, water-3, NDVI-SWIR, cirrus, snow) 405 nm - 2245 nm
( or GSD, Ground Sample Distance; off-nadir is geometric mean)
|Panchromatic Nadir: 0.31 m GSD at Nadir 0.34 m at 20° Off-Nadir
Multispectral Nadir: 1.24 m at Nadir, 1.38 m at 20° Off-Nadir
SWIR Nadir: 3.70 m at Nadir, 4.10 m at 20° Off-Nadir
CAVIS Nadir: 30.00 m
|Dynamic Range||11-bits per pixel Pan and MS; 14-bits per pixel SWIR|
|Swath Width||At nadir: 13.1 km|
|Attitude Determination and Control||Type: 3-axis stabilized
Actuators: Control Moment Gyros (CMGs)
Sensors: Star trackers, precision, IRU, GPS
|Pointing Accuracy and Knowledge||Accuracy: < 500 m at image start and stop
Knowledge: Supports geolocation accuracy below
|Retargeting Agility||Time to slew 200 km: 12 seconds|
|Onboard Storage||2199 Gb solid state with EDAC|
|Communications||Image & Ancillary: 800 & 1200 Mbps X-band
Housekeeping: 4, 16, 32 or 64 kbps real-time, 524 kbps stored, X-band
Command: 2 0r 64 kbps S-band
|Max Contiguous Area Collected in a Single Pass (30° off-nadir angle)||Mono: 66.5 km x 112 km (5 strips)
Stereo: 26.6 km x 112 km (2 pairs)
|Revisit Frequency(at 40°N Latitude)||1 m GSD: < 1.0 day
4.5 days at 20° off-nadir or less
|Geolocation Accuracy(CE90)||Predicted Performance: < 3.5 m CE90 without ground control|
|Capacity||680,000 km2 per day|
The GeoEye-1 satellite sensor was successfully launched on September 6, 2008. The satellite, which was launched at Vanderberg Air Force Base, California, provides a resolution of 0.46 meters.
The GeoEye-1 Satellite sensor features the most sophisticated technology ever used in a commercial remote sensing system.
This newly developed sensor is optimized for large projects, as it can collect over 350,000 square kilometers of pan-sharpened multispectral satellite imagery every day.
GeoEye-1, launched in September 2008, has been flying at an altitude of about 681 kilometers and is capable of producing imagery with a ground sampling distance of 46 centimeters, meaning it can detect objects of that diameter or greater.
During late summer of 2013 the orbit altitude of the GeoEye-1 Satellite sensor was raised to 770 Km / 478 Miles. GeoEye-1 new nadir ground sample distance (GSD) is 46cm compared to the previous GSD of 41cm.
|GeoEye-1 Satellite Sensor Specifications|
|Launch Date||September 6, 2008|
|Camera Modes||Simultaneous panchromatic and multispectral (pan-sharpened)
|Resolution||0.46 m / 1.51 ft panchromatic (nominal at Nadir)
1.84 m / 6.04 ft multispectral (nominal at Nadir)
|Spectral Range||Panchromatic: 450 - 800 nm
Blue: 450 - 510 nm
Green: 510 - 580 nm
Red: 655 - 690 nm
Near Infra-Red: 780 - 920 nm
|Metric Accuracy/Geolocation|| CE stereo: 2 m / 6.6 ft
LE stereo: 3 m / 9.84 ft
CE mono: 2.5 m / 8.20 ft
These are specified as 90% CE (circular error) for the horizontal and 90% LE (linear error) for the vertical with no ground control points (GCP's)
|Swath Widths & Representative Area Sizes||Nominal swath width - 15.2 km / 9.44 mi at Nadir
Single-point scene - 225 sq km (15x15 km)
Contiguous large area - 15,000 sq km (300x50 km)
Contiguous 1° cell size areas - 10,000 sq km (100x100 km)
Contiguous stereo area - 6,270 sq km (224x28 km)
(Area assumes pan mode at highest line rate)
|Imaging Angle||Capable of imaging in any direction|
|Revisit Frequency at 770 km Altitude (40° Latitude Target)||
|Daily Monoscopic Area Collection Capacity||Up to 700,000 sq km/day (270,271 sq mi/day) of pan area (about the size of Texas).
Up to 350,000 sq km/day (135,135 sq mi/day) of pan-sharpened multispectral area (about the size of New Mexico)
|Launch Vehicle||Delta II|
|Launch Vehicle Manufacturer||Boeing Corporation|
|Launch Location||Vandenberg Air Force Base, California|
|Satellite Weight||1955 kg / 4310 lbs|
|Satellite Storage and Downlink||1 Terabit recorder; X-band downlink (at 740 mb/sec or 150 mb/sec)|
|Operational Life||Fully redundant 7+ year design life; fuel for 15 years|
|Satellite Modes of Operation||Store and forward
Real-time image and downlink
Direct uplink with real-time downlink
|Orbital Altitude||770 km / 478 miles|
|Orbital Velocity||About 7.5 km/sec or 17,000 mi/hr|
|Inclination/Equator Crossing Time||98 degrees / 10:30am|
|Orbit type/period||Sun-synchronous / 98 minutes|
Maxar's WorldView-2 satellite sensor, launched October 8, 2009, provides
0.46m Panchromatic (B&W) mono and stereo satellite image data.
With its improved agility, WorldView-2 is able to act like a paintbrush, sweeping back and forth to collect very large areas of multispectral imagery in a single pass. WorldView-2 alone is able to collect nearly 1 million km2 every day, doubling the collection
our constellation to nearly 2 million km2 per day. And the combination of WorldView-2's increased agility and high altitude enables it to typically revisit any place on earth in 1.1 days. When added to the satellite constellation, revisit time drops below one day and never exceeds two days, providing the most same-day passes of any commercial high resolution constellation.
The WorldView-2 imaging payload is the second such system engineered and manufactured by ITT Space Systems Division for Maxar. Once deployed, it will operate at an altitude of 770 kilometers, and the advanced on-board imaging system will capture pan-sharpened, multispectral images (with better than 0.46-meter resolution) from almost 500 miles above the Earth. These images supply unprecedented detail and geospatial accuracy, further expanding the applications for satellite imagery in both commercial and government markets. Added spectral diversity provides the ability to perform precise change detection and mapping.
In addition to numerous other technical improvements, WorldView-2 also has the ability to accommodate direct tasking, which will allow select customers around the world to load imaging profiles directly up to the spacecraft and execute delivery of the data directly down to their own ground stations.
WorldView-1 satellite sensor was successfully launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, U.S.A., at 11:35 Hrs Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) on September 18th, 2007.
Operating at an altitude of 496 kilometers, WorldView-1 satellite has an average revisit time of 1.7 days and is capable of collecting up to 750,000
state-of-the-art geo location capabilities and exhibits stunning agility with rapid targeting and efficient in-track stereo collection.
|WorldView-1 Satellite Sensor Specifications|
|Launch Date||September 18, 2007|
|Launch Vehicle||Boeing Delta 7920 (9-strap-ons)|
|Launch Site||Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, USA|
|Orbit Altitude||496 kilometers|
|Orbit Type||Sun synchronous|
|Spacecraft Size, Mass, & Power||3.6 meters (12 feet) tall x 2.5 meters (8 feet) across, 7.1 meters (23 feet) across the deployed solar arrays 2500 kilograms (5500 pounds) 3.2 kW solar array, 100 Ahr battery|
|Equator Crossing Time||10:30 AM (descending node)|
|Revisit Time||1.7 days at 1 meter GSD or less
5.9 days at 20° off-nadir or less (0.51 meter GSD)
|Swath Width||17.6 Km at nadir|
|Full Scene||17.6 Km x 14 Km or 246.4 Km2 at nadir|
|Orbit Time||94.6 minutes|
|Dynamic Range||11 bits per pixel|
|Resolution||0.50 meters GSD at nadir
0.55 meters GSD at 20° off-nadir
(note that imagery must be re-sampled to 0.5 meters for non-US Government customers)
|Metric Accuracy||Accuracy: < 500 meters at image start and stop
Knowledge: Supports geolocation accuracy below
|Geolocation Accuracy (CE 90%)||Specification of 12.2 m CE90, with predicted performance in the range of 3.0 to 7.6 meters (10 to 25 feet) CE90, excluding terrain and off-nadir effects with registration to GCPs in image: 2.0 meters (6.6 feet)|
|Retargeting Ability||Acceleration: 2.5 deg/s/s
Rate: 4.5 deg/s
Time to slew 300 kilometers: 9 seconds
|Attitude Determination and Control||3-axis stabilized
Actuators: Control Moment Gyros (CMGs)
Sensors: Star trackers, solid state IRU, GPS
|Onboard Storage||2199 gigabits solid state with EDAC;|
|Communications||Image and Ancillary Data: 800 Mbps X-band
Housekeeping: 4, 16 or 32 kbps real-time, 524 kbps stored, X-band
Command: 2 or 64 kbps S-band
|Max Viewing Angle / Accessible Ground Swath||60 x 110 km mono
30 x 110 km stereo
Maxar's IKONOS satellite sensor was successfully launched on September 24,
1999 at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, USA.
The IKONOS Satellite sensor is a high-resolution satellite operated by Maxar. Its capabilities include capturing a 3.2m multispectral, Near-Infrared (NIR) / 0.82m panchromatic
mapping of natural resources and of natural disasters,tax mapping, agriculture and forestry analysis, mining, engineering, construction, and change detection. It can yield relevant data for nearly all aspects of environmental study. IKONOS images have also been procured by Satellite Imaging Corporation for use in the media and motion picture industries, providing aerial views and satellite photos for many areas around the world. Its high resolution data makes an integral contribution to homeland security, coastal monitoring and facilitates 3D Digital Terrain Models and Digital Elevation Models.
|IKONOS Satellite Sensor Specifications|
|Launch Date||24 September 1999 at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, USA|
|Operational Life||Over 7 years|
|Orbit||98.1 degree, sun synchronous|
|Speed on Orbit||7.5 kilometers per second|
|Speed Over the Ground||6.8 kilometers per second|
|Revolutions Around the Earth||14.7, every 24 hours|
|Resolution at Nadir||0.82 meters panchromatic; 3.2 meters multispectral|
|Resolution 26° Off-Nadir||1.0 meter panchromatic; 4.0 meters multispectral|
|Image Swath||11.3 kilometers at nadir; 13.8 kilometers at 26� off-nadir|
|Equator Crossing Time||Nominally 10:30 AM solar time|
|Revisit Time||Approximately 3 days at 40° latitude|
|Dynamic Range||11-bits per pixel|
|Image Bands||Panchromatic, blue, green, red, near IR|
Maxar's QuickBird satellite sensor was successfully launched October 18, 2001 at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, USA.
Using a state-of-the-art BGIS 2000 sensor (PDF), QuickBird satellite collects image data to 0.65m pixel resolution degree of detail. This satellite is an excellent source of environmental data useful for analysis of changes in land usage, agricultural and forest
climates. QuickBird's imaging capabilities can be applied to a host of industries, including Oil and Gas Exploration & Production (E&P),Engineering and Construction and environmental studies.
|QuickBird Satellite Sensor Specifications|
|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 (descending node)|
|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)|
|Resolution||Pan: 65 cm (nadir) to 73 cm (20° off-nadir)
MS: 2.62 m (nadir) to 2.90 m (20° off-nadir)
|Image Bands|| Pan: 450-900 nm
Blue: 450-520 nm
Green: 520-600 nm
Red: 630-690 nm
Near IR: 760-900 nm
Maxar's Advanced Elevation products provide the highest quality digital elevation models (DEMs), available off-the-shelf or custom-built. These models are GIS ready. Therefore you need not to focus on processing. You can focus on your analysis.
With global coverage and options for accuracy and resolution, these models can be used in a very effective way. Traditional satellite imagery provides only 2D vision on the ground. But the world is a three-dimensional place, and 2D imagery only shows part of the picture.
Our elevation models enable you to measure and analyze your project in 3D to make your work more worthwhile. Maxar's's elevation models are a key component in a variety of geospatial applications like in construction planning, disaster modeling, hazard assessment, telco applications, volumetrics and change detection, lithology, geology and geophysics analysis.
Deimos-2 is a minisatellite of Deimos Imaging satellite constellation, launched in June 19, 2014. It is a follow-on imaging mission of Deimos-1 Imaging S. L. U., an Elecnor company of Boecillo, Spain.Deimos-2 provides 0.75m resolution imagery with a 12 km swath and a high revisit rate.
It is aimed at operating an agile minisatellite for high-resolution EO (Earth Observation) applications. provides 1 m panchromatic and 4 m multispectral images in a swath of 12 km at nadir, at an orbit altitude of ~600 km.
The multispectral capability includes 4 channels in the visible and near-infrared spectral range (red, green, blue and NIR).
Mr. Nishshanka S.Rodrigo (GIS Officer)
We will assist you in preparing the geographic coordinates of your Area of Interest (AOI).
Imagery already in our database will be delivered to you on DVD within 7 business days.
This image gallery contains color pictures (JPG) of various parts of Sri Lanka extracted from Maxar remote sensing products. Please note that the JPG image quality is not indicative of the true quality found in the actual product which is delivered in raster GeoTIFF format. Images are copyright Maxar Technologies. , USA.