QuickBird II began its “decay” on Jan. 27, 2014. The higher a satellite orbits, the less fuel it needs to fight off Earth’s atmospheric drag.
The company could not confirm where it re-entered Earth’s atmosphere or if it completely burned up upon re-entry. blue, green, red and near-infrared) resolution. The [failed] Earlybird from 1997 should not be confused with the Early Bird / Intelsat-1 launch from 1965. NORAD ID: 26953 Int'l Code: 2001-047A Perigee: N/A Apogee: N/A Inclination: N/A Period: N/A Semi major axis: N/A RCS: N/A Launch date: October 18, 2001 Source: United States (US) Launch site: AIR FORCE WESTERN TEST RANGE (AFWTR) Decay date: 2015-01-27 High quality earth imagery and geo … The company took the DigitalGlobe moniker in 2002, in an effort to better reflect the company’s goals of digitally imaging the planet. CLICK HERE TO TURN ON NOTIFICATIONS. QuickBird | 1st flight unit of the WorldView programme. A four-band radiometrically-corrected pan-sharpened Quickbird-2 satellite image acquired on 5th of May 2008 that covers the study area was chosen to conduct research objectives of this study (Fig. DigitalGlobe is the global leader in satellite imagery, geospatial information, and location-based intelligence. QuickBird was a high-resolution commercial earth observation satellite launched in 2001 and decommissioned in January 2015.