First High-Resolution Image Released from Harris Corporation-Built Imaging System Onboard DigitalGlobe’s WorldView-4 Satellite


  • Imaging system captures multi-spectral imagery from 617 kilometers above the Earth
  • Harris-built system/sensors are on all DigitalGlobe satellites ever flown
  • Payload enables rapid collection of many scenarios, shortening response times to global events

MELBOURNE, Fla. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — December 2, 2016DigitalGlobe, Inc (NYSE: DGI) has released the initial image from the Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS) high-resolution, multi-spectral imaging system, which is onboard the Lockheed Martin-built WorldView-4 commercial Earth imaging satellite. The first image, captured on November 26, shows the Yoyogi National Gymnasium in Shibuya, Tokyo, and can be viewed and downloaded on the WorldView-4 microsite.

Orbiting at 617 kilometers above the earth and traveling 17,000 miles per hour, WorldView-4 more than doubles DigitalGlobe’s capacity to collect the world’s highest-resolution, 30 cm commercial satellite imagery — capturing as much as 680,000 square kilometers of the Earth’s surface per day.

“Harris’ innovative imaging systems enable DigitalGlobe to do more than capture spectacular images. They also enhance global transparency by providing valuable insights, context and information on important events around the world,” said Rob Mitrevski, vice president and general manager, Harris Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance business.

“Harris has been making world-class Earth imaging instruments for DigitalGlobe since our launch of the world’s first high-resolution commercial imaging satellite, IKONOS, in 1999,” said Dr. Walter Scott, DigitalGlobe founder, EVP, and CTO. “Harris’ large-aperture telescopes allow our satellites to image vast areas of the Earth very quickly, which combined with the agility of our satellite platforms, ensure that the right image is captured when time is of the essence. And the enormous amount of information contained in each image allows our customers to make critical decisions with confidence.”

About Harris Corporation

Harris Corporation is a leading technology innovator, solving customers’ toughest mission-critical challenges by providing solutions that connect, inform and protect. Harris supports customers in more than 100 countries and has approximately $7.5 billion in annual revenue and 21,000 employees worldwide. The company is organized into four business segments: Communication Systems, Space and Intelligence Systems, Electronic Systems and Critical Networks. Learn more at


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