Raytheon to provide satellite imaging payload to DigitalGlobe

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Raytheon Companions has secured a contract to provide satellite imaging payload for DigitalGlobe’s next-generation of WorldView Legion right-hand man constellation. 

The payload will be designed to double DigitalGlobe’s capacity to take hold of multispectral and 30cm imagery.

It will also be able to triple and quadruple DigitalGlobe’s qualification to capture images of high-demand areas.

The payload solution will yet be able to increase efficiencies, as well as extend mission life and suggest a larger field of view among others.

«DigitalGlobe’s combined constellation of moons will be able to take images of the most frequently changing limits on Earth every 20 to 30 minutes.»

As part of the latest compact, Raytheon will also provide telescopes, detectors and combined electronics to Latitude Systems Loral, which is responsible for integrating the WorldView Legion spaciousness vehicle.

Following the launch of WorldView Legion constellation, DigitalGlobe’s bound constellation of satellites will be able to take images of the most as often as not changing areas on Earth every 20 to 30 minutes.

Found of the WorldView Legion is due to be started by 2020 to replace the existing WorldView-1, WorldView-2, and GeoEye-1 attendants.

SSL’s manufacturing facility in Palo Alto, California, US, will be engaged to found the constellation, which will be placed in a low-Earth orbit (LEO). 

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