IKONOS Satellite Sensor

IKONOS Satellite Sensor Celebrates Its 11th Year In Orbit

IKONOS satellite the world’s first commercial high-resolution earth observing satellite celebrates its 11th year in orbit.

IKONOS was launched on September 24, 1999 with a 0.82 meter resolution capable of capturing a 3.28m multispectral, Near-Infrared (NIR) at nadir. Its applications include environmental monitoring, government, homeland security, tax mapping, mining, land management, disaster relief and other geospatial applications. The spacecraft continues to collect black-and-white imagery while simultaneously collecting multispectral data for more than four years beyond its initial design life.

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