Boeing Launches WorldView-2 Satellite
The Boeing Company successfully launched the WorldView-2 satellite for DigitalGlobe aboard a Delta II rocket. Liftoff was from Vandenberg Air Force Base. The Delta II released WorldView-2 into a sun-synchronous orbit where the satellite will begin its mission of collecting and recording commercial, high-resolution Earth imagery. The first of the DigitalGlobe next-generation class of imaging satellites, WorldView-1, was launched by a Delta II in September 2007. United Launch Alliance, a joint venture between Boeing and Lockheed Martin, provides the Delta II launch vehicle and mission services under a commercial contract administered by Boeing Launch Services.