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The Ikonos satellite was launched on September 24, 1999 aboard the Athena 2 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base (USA).

Ikonos is the world's first commercial satellite that provided panchromatic imagery with a 0.82 m resolution and multispectral imagery with a 3.2 m resolution. The satellite's orbit altitude is 681 km, and revisit time is three days. The satellite transmitted images directly to over a dozen ground stations located around the world.
Owing to high maneuverability of Ikonos, it was able to capture up to 240,000 km2 per day as well as stereo-pairs from one pass.
It was decommissioned in March 2015. Currently, an archive of panchromatic and multispectral images around the world is available.

Technical Characteristics

Modes: Panchromatic Multispectral
Spectral Range (µm): 0.45–0.90 blue: 0.45–0.52
green: 0.52–0.61
red: 0.64–0.72
near infrared: 0.77–0.88
Spatial Resolution, m: 0.82 3.2
Radiometric Resolution: 11 bits / pixel
Swath Width: 11.3 km
Revisit time (40 ° N): About 3 days
Acquire Stereo-Pair: Yes, from one pass
Data ordering options Archive (minimum area for order – 25