Launched on September 24, 1999, IKONOS was the first commercial satellite able to collect sub-meter imagery with 0.80-meter panchromatic and 3.2-meter multispectral resolution. IKONOS was also the most agile satellite in the industry surpassed only recently by GeoEye-1 and WorldView-1/2. The agility of IKONOS combined with its longevity translates into one of the most robust high resolution satellite imagery archives available.
|Key IKONOS Specifications|
|Spectral Bands:||Panchromatic (black and white) & multispectral (red, green, blue and NIR)|
|Resolution:||0.80-m panchromatic & 3.2-m multispectral|
|Revisit Time:||~3 days (depends on latitude)|
|Positional Accuracy:||15-m CE90% (does not account for topographic distortions)|
|Swath Width:||11.3-km at nadir|
|Archive Dates:||September 1999 to present|
|Stereo Availability:||Archive (as available) and as new collections|
IKONOS satellite imagery is offered from a growing archive as well as a new collection. All IKONOS imagery products can be orthorectified for projects requiring higher positional accuracy data.