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Ikonos




Ikonos
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.


launch date Sep. 24, 1999
launch vehicle Athena 2
launch site Vandenberg Air Force Base
orbit 678 × 679 km × 98.2°
mass 726 kg


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