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Here's how the WorldView-4 satellite looked on the ground and during launch, along with a selection of DigitalGlobe's imagery of our incredible planet.
The WorldView-4 getting a close inspection.
The loaded payload fairing getting moved for its placement on top of an Atlas V rocket.
The loaded Atlas V ready to launch at Vandenberg AFB.
The Mobile Service Tower, Atlas V and the various buildings and equipment of the launch complex.
Next stop: space.
A rendering of the the WorldView-4 in orbit.
Up next are some samples of the satellite images from DigitalGlobe's satellites.
To start, here's Google's Googleplex headquarters.
Barra Olympic Park in Rio.
Alert, Canada, the northernmost permanently-inhabited place on Earth.
Barrow, Alaska, the northernmost American city.
The victory rally 108 years in the making, and one of the largest gatherings in history.
Deception Island in Antarctica.
Skellig Michael, off the coast of Ireland, used in the last scene of "The Force Awakens."
Ittoqqortoormiit, Greenland, one of the most remote villages in the world.
La Rinconada in Peru, the highest permanent settlement on Earth at 16,732 foot (5,100 meters).
McMurdo Station in Antarctica.
For more eye-popping satellite images, check out DigitalGlobe's Instagram account.