When the IKONOS mission was launched in 1999 it was the first sub 1 m commercial satellite in orbit. After almost 15 years of sending crystal clear imagery back to Earth IKONOS was decommissioned by re-entering Earth’s atmosphere. You can find imagery from this mission in the European Space Imaging archive.
cm maximum resolution
sq km collected per day
Design and Specifications
681 km altitude
Sun synchronous orbit
1.83 x 1.57 m dimensions
Sensor bands: Panchromatic, multispectral
Panchromatic nadir: 0.80 m
Multispectral nadir: 3.2 m
10:30 am nodal crossing
11 bits per pixel dynamic range
11.3 km swath at nadir
10 seconds to slew 200 km
51 x 112 km maximum mono collection per pass (5 strips)
11 x 120 km maximum stereo collection per pass (1 pair)
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