On October 08, 2009 a company that scans the world with its high-resolution imaging satellites launched another spacecraft, one that promises to reveal Earth's true colors for commercial mapping and monitoring.
The WorldView 2 satellite was blasted into orbit a top of a two-stage Delta 2 rocket built by United Launch Alliance and marketed by Boeing, leaving its coastal pad at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California at .
The WorldView 2 satellite belongs to the Digital Globe company. The satellite was made by the Ball Aerospace company.
The spacecraft becomes the third Earth imager operated by Digital Globe of Longmont, Colorado, joining the Quick Bird and WorldView 1 satellites launched aboard Delta 2 rockets in 2001 and 2007, respectively, and still snapping digital pictures for their worldwide clientele.