The QuickBird satellite is the first in a constellation of spacecraft that
DigitalGlobe is developing that offers highly accurate, commercial
high-resolution imagery of Earth. QuickBird's global ... collection of panchromatic
and multispectral imagery is designed to support applications ranging from map
publishing to land and asset management to insurance risk assessment.
Today, DigitalGlobe's QuickBird is the only spacecraft able to offer sub-meter
resolution imagery, industry-leading geolocational accuracy, large on-board
data storage, and an imaging footprint 2 to 10 times larger than any other
commercial high-resolution satellite.
QuickBird was designed and built by our strategic partners, Ball Aerospace &
Technologies Corp., Kodak, and Fokker Space, all leaders in their fields. By
utilizing proven technology from each supplier, we have developed a
state-of-the-art, satellite system built from space-qualified components. This
system successfully meets DigitalGlobe's demanding performance requirements for
high image quality, robust image collection, and long mission life.