OrbView 1

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Satellite characteristics

Launch Date - End 1 april 1995 - 3 april 2000

Status Decommissioned

Orbit type circular non-sun-synchronous orbit

Altitude 734

Orbit inclination 70

Orbit period 100

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 OTD (Optical Transient Detector)
Sensor short description
Sensor type Imaging radiometer (Vis/IR)
Resolution class Very Low (> 1 km)
Swath width (at nadir) 1300 km