The first high-resolution commercial imaging satellite; "Ikonos"
is Greek for "image." It carries a 1-meter-resolution panchromatic
camera and a 4-meter-resolution color imager, with a 13-km swathe width.
The first attempt to launch Ikonos, on Apr. 27, 1999, was unsuccessful following
the failure of the payload shroud to separate.
||Sep. 24, 1999
||Vandenberg Air Force Base
||678 × 679 km × 98.2°
AND SPACE PROBES