First high-resolution image released from DigitalGlobe's WorldView-4 satellite

DigitalGlobe, Inc (NYSE: DGI) has released the initial image from the Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) high-resolution, multi-spectral imaging system, which is onboard the Lockheed Martin-built WorldView-4 commercial Earth imaging satellite, the company said.

The first image, captured on November 26, shows the Yoyogi National Gymnasium in Shibuya, Tokyo, and can be viewed and downloaded on the WorldView-4 microsite.

Orbiting at 617 kilometers above the earth and traveling 17,000 miles per hour, WorldView-4 more than doubles DigitalGlobe´s capacity to collect the world´s highest-resolution, 30 cm commercial satellite imagery — capturing as much as 680,000 square kilometers of the Earth´s surface per day.

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