September 5, 2014 – What is becoming known as the world’s sharpest commercial Earth-imaging satellite, WorldView-3 by DigitalGlobe, has already illustrated the significance of its shortwave infrared (SWIR) sensor that enables high resolution imagery even through dense smoke or clouds. Utilizing the SWIR sensor, images from the satellite recently provided critical information about the extent and severity of a forest fire in California.
In addition to infrared data and the ability to detect specific mineral content and species of vegetation, the imaging technology of WorldView-3 provides images at a 30-centimeter resolution. As a result, the energy sector, conservationists, and governments may be provided with information to better manage the Earth’s natural resources. VPT is proud to have components on board. Please see DigitalGlobe’s blog for more information.