QuickBird

The Satellite that Started a Revolution

It’s been nearly 60 years since humanity staked its first claim to space with the launch of Sputnik in 1957. Since then, we’ve launched satellites that do everything from probing the atmospheres of distant planets to telling us where we are along the route to grandma’s house. The U.S. and…

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End of an era – QuickBird’s final image

On January 27, 2015, one of DigitalGlobe’s oldest and most historically significant imaging satellites re-entered Earth’s atmosphere after completing its 13-year mission on orbit. QuickBird made more than 70,000 trips around the planet, capturing some 636 million square kilometers of high-resolution earth imagery that contributed to humanity’s understanding of our…

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