Orbit Logic Adds WorldView-4 To DigitalGlobe Planning Software

Cesium 3D Plan Visualization. Image Credit: Orbit Logic

Cesium 3D Plan Visualization. Image Credit: Orbit Logic

September 12, 2016 – Orbit Logic announced that it is delivering an updated version of its Direct Access Facility Collection Planning System (DAF CPS) software to DigitalGlobe, Inc. that includes WorldView-4 and provides multi-user planning enhancements. The updated planning software will allow DigitalGlobe’s international Direct Access Program partners to task and receive imagery from WorldView-4 in addition to GeoEye-1, WorldView-1, WorldView-2, and WorldView-3, and supports collaborative work by multiple planners in parallel.

DAF CPS Planning UI Detail. Image Credit: Orbit Logic

DAF CPS Planning UI Detail. Image Credit: Orbit Logic

Orbit Logic has supplied the collection planning software component for DigitalGlobe’s Direct Access Facility since the inception of the program in 2006.

“Orbit Logic has provided planning software for the Direct Access Program for several years now, and we look forward to continuing to support DigitalGlobe’s industry-leading commercial imaging satellite constellation with our industry-leading planning software,” said Alex Herz, president of Orbit Logic.

Proven over several years of commercial imaging satellite operations, Orbit Logic’s collection planning software performs high-fidelity satellite modeling, imagery collection planning, window management, contact scheduling, order tracking, recorder management and downlink planning. Orbit Logic’s planning software solution for DAF CPS provides advanced planning algorithms, user-friendly GUIs, a multi-user collaborative planning environment, and detailed maps to support the planning process and enhance operator situational awareness.

DigitalGlobe’s Direct Access Program establishes trusted partnerships with select defense, intelligence, and commercial customers to provide priority access to DigitalGlobe’s constellation of high-resolution earth observation satellites. The program gives customers the ability to integrate DigitalGlobe satellites with their existing resources without the cost associated with direct satellite ownership.

The WorldView-4 satellite, built by Lockheed Martin for DigitalGlobe, is scheduled to launch September 16 aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket.