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Orbview 6

Also called GeoEye 2, Worldview 4, S2348


Designation 41848 / 16067A
Launch date 11 Nov 2016
Country of origin United States
Mission Remote sensing
Perigee/Apogee 640 km sun-synchronous
Inclination 98°
Period 97 min
Launch vehicle Atlas 5 #66

Launch initially planned in late-2012. Started service in Feb 2017.

Will feature significant improvements to its predecessors, including enhanced tasking and the ability to collect more imagery at a faster rate with a new ITT camera capable of 0.31 m panchromatic resolution and 1.24 m multispectral resolution.

End of life

Out of service late 2018
Cause Gyroscope failure rendered the satellite unfit. The satellite was insured for $183 million. Insured accepted to pay.
Decay 30 Nov 2021

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Technical data


Prime contractor Lockheed Martin
Mass at launch 2070 kg
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Solar array  
DC power  
Design lifetime  

ITT provided the imaging payload.

TT&C: downlink: 8389 MHz; uplink: 2052 MHz

Data downlink: 8025-8400 MHz

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