DigitalGlobe takes a look at the last 50 years of the satellite industry

DigitalGlobe, who supplies much of the imagery that we enjoy in Google Earth, has just released a video that walks through the history of satellites.  In their words: “The satellite industry has monumentally changed since Sputnik’s launch in 1957. Watch as DigitalGlobe takes you through a timeline of events and looks forward to the future of commercial satellites.”

We’ve covered a few of their launches over the years, such as the WorldView I back in 2007.  It’s a short yet impressive video that walks through history from Sputnik up through some of the launches planned for the near future.  Check it out:

About Mickey Mellen

Mickey has been using Google Earth since it was released in 2005, and has created a variety of geo-related sites including Google Earth Hacks. He runs a web design firm in Marietta, GA, where he lives with his wife and two kids.


  1. Vladislav says:

    I think in 2-3 years to launch a satellite with Ultra HD resolution.
    But still better aerial photography.



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