The IKONOS satellite was successfully launched on September 24th, 1999 and has provided over a decade of high resolution imagery. With its resolution down to 0.82m and a revisit time of 1-3 days, IKONOS imagery has proved fundamental to a multitude of applications from urban and rural mapping or natural resources and disasters to agricultural and forest analysis.
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Parameter IKONOS
Orbit Altitude 681km
Spectral Bands 1 Panchromatic band (450-800nm) and 4 Multispectral Bands (R/G/B/NIR 450-0.86nm)
Swath Width 11.3km
Ground Sampling Distance (GSD) 0.82-3.2m
Launch/Life Expectancy 1999-2016
Revisit Time 3-5 Days
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