Mirror Mirror on the wall, who has the highest spectral resolution of them all ? WorldView-3.
World’s highest spectral resolution commercial satellite , WorldView-3, has launched with a promise of revolutionizing disaster management, crop study and every other field related to remote sensing. With a ground resolution of 50 cm, it can take incredibly detailed images that will show even the smallest of objects clearly.
Just how small you ask? About as small as your mail box or a chicken. In simple terms if WorldView-3 takes an image of your neighborhood then you will be able to see each and every mailbox clearly.
Along with the spectacular images that its going to take, it’ll also be able to transfer data with extreme high speeds (1.5 GB per second) and in the event of a flood or extreme temperature phenomenons when timing is everything, WorldView-3 is going to save millions of lives as it will provide crucial information which will help disaster management departments take proper precautions and issue evacuation warning ahead of the flood or other natural disasters.
According to DigitalGlobe:
WorldView-3 will be the first multi-payload, super-spectral, high-resolution commercial satellite sensor operating at an expected altitude of 617 km. WorldView-3 provides 31 cm 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 km square per day.