Earth Observation Mission News
WorldView-2 Earth Imaging Satellite involved in space debris event
20 July 2016
The WorldView-2 satellite in operation by DigitalGlobe was involved in a "debris-causing" event on Tuesday, liberating at least eight pieces of unknown size, the Joint Space Operations Center reported.
A few hours later, DigitalGlobe shared a satellite image of Oakland, California, taken by WorldView-2 at 21:34 UTC on Tuesday, after the debris event had taken place – reaffirming that the operation of the spacecraft has not been impacted.
DigitalGlobe has begun an investigation into what happened to the satellite.
Image credit: Ball Aerospace - WorldView-2