OrbView 3

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Satellite characteristics

Launch Date - End 26 juin 2003 - 23 avril 2007

Status Decommissioned

Orbit type Circular sun-synchronous orbit

Altitude 470

Orbit inclination 97.25

Equatorial crossing time 10:30:00

Orbit period 92.5

Satellite family: OrbView

The objective of this commercial satellite series is to acquire affordable high-quality imagery of the Earth for a variety of customers that include local governments, telecommunication companies, architects, civil engineers, real estate managers, farmers and environmental monitoring agencies.

Sensor characteristics

Sensor name OHIRIS (OrbView High Resolution Imaging System)
Sensor short description
Sensor type Imaging radiometer (Vis/IR)
Resolution class Very High (1 - 5 m)
Spatial resolution 1
Swath width (at nadir) 8 km
Revisit frequency 3 jours
Max look angle 50°