Ikonos is 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 April 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°|