8 multispectral bands
While most commercial satellites operate with four-band multispectral capabilities, WorldView-2 is the only high-resolution satellite with eight multispectral bands. The additional bands (coastal blue, yellow, red edge, and near IR2) heighten the level of detail and analysis derived from each image pixel.
The detail from these images will be so great that governments will be able to make distinctions between cotton-based camouflages and natural ground covers, and discern the health, age, type, and species of vegetation.
October 23, 2009 10:00 AM PDT
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