The first images released by DigitalGlobe show an airport and neighborhoods in Madrid. Their quality had to be reduced because it is not yet legal for the company to release images accurate at such a small scale.
The San Francisco space startup can track a ship as it crosses an ocean and the health of crops across the globe. The result is images that are both beautiful and revealing.
The space company will send 28 satellites into orbit next year. They will take constant images of the Earth to provide monitoring tools for applications like agriculture and environmental protection.