LAUNCH CENTER

Launch Image
Success
Fri Nov 11 2016
United Launch Alliance

WorldView-4

Launch Successful
LAUNCH PREVIEW

Launch Time

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(6:30 PM UTC)

Launch Window Start

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(6:30 PM UTC)

Launch Window End

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(6:45 PM UTC)

RECOVERY OVERVIEW

Location

No Recovery Specified

Type

No Recovery Specified

Rocket Details

Name:

Atlas V 401

Description:

An Atlas V with a 4 meter diameter fairing, no boosters and a single centaur upper stage engine.

Atlas V 401 rocket
MISSION OVERVIEW
  • Type: Earth Science
  • WorldView-4 is a commercial Earth observation satellite to be launched into sun-synchronous orbit. It is operated by DigitalGlobe, which provides imagery for customers such as NASA and Google Earth/Maps. Satellite is to deliver high-quality imagery, with a resolution of up to 31 cm in panchromatic mode, and a resolution of 1.24 m in multispectral mode. To be launched along with the satellite are 7 cubesats. These are tasked with testing various technologies, from data relay and radiation study to a new ion propulsion system.
COMPLEX OVERVIEW

Location

Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

Pad

Space Launch Complex 3E