BackForward Satellite: QuickBird 

Satellite details
Acronym QuickBird
Full name QuickBird
WIGOS Station Identifier ---
Satellite Description
  • 1st flight unit of the WorldView programme.  Actually, following failed launches of EarlyBird in 1997 and QuickBird-1 in 2000 (thus, the correct name should be QuickBird-2).
  • Main mission: high-resolution land observation.
Mass at launch 1100 kg Dry mass 951 kg
Power 1500 W
Data access link no link provided
Data access information
  • Data distributed by DigitalGlobe and associated agencies, or received in real-time at customer stations.
Orbit Sunsynchronous orbit Altitude 482 km
ECT 10:30 desc


Space agency MaxarDigitalGlobe
Status Inactive
Details on Status
(as available)
Launch 18 Oct 2001 EOL 27 Jan 2015
Last update: 2015-07-28
Associated satellite programme and related satellites

Note: red tag: no longer operational , green tag: operational , blue tag : future

Satellite Payload

All known Instruments flying on QuickBird

Acronym Full name
BGIS-2000 Ball Global Imaging System 2000
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