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IKONOS Satellite Sensor
The IKONOS satellite is a high resolution satellite operated by DigitalGlobe. Its capabilities include capturing a 3.2m multispectral, Near-Infrared (NIR)/0.82m panchromatic resolution at nadir.
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IKONOS Satellite Sensor (0.82m)
The IKONOS satellite sensor was successfully launched as the first commercially available high resolution satellite sensor on September 24, 1999 at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, USA.
IKONOS Satellite Sensor (0.82m)
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The IKONOS Satellite sensor is a high-resolution satellite operated by DigitalGlobe. Its capabilities include capturing a 3.2m multispectral, Near-Infrared (NIR)/0.82m panchromatic resolution at nadir. Its applications include both urban and rural mapping of and of , , and analysis, mining, engineering, construction, and change detection. It can yield relevant data for nearly all aspects of environmental study. IKONOS images have also been procured by Satellite Imaging Corporation for use in the , providing aerial views and satellite photos for many areas around the world. Its high resolution data makes an integral contribution to homeland security, coastal monitoring and facilitates 3D and .
IKONOS Stereo Satellite Imagery
The IKONOS satellite sensor can be programmed to acquire stereo IKONOS satellite image data for the production of digital surface models (DSM's) or digital elevation models (DEM's) with postings of <5m. From the stereo pair the near nadir scene will be utilized to produce <0.82m Natural Color Satellite Image mosaic.
IKONOS Satellite Sensor Status Update
On January 22, 2015 DigitalGlobe announced that during recent maintenance activities, DigitalGlobe attempted to resolve an irregularity in the accuracy of imagery collected by the IKONOS satellite sensor. After extensive testing, DigitalGlobe have determined that the accuracy of IKONOS imagery does not meet DigitalGlobe’s product quality specifications, and subsequently, the established A3C (Accuracy, Currency, Completeness, and Consistency) quality standards. During this evaluation period, DigitalGlobe will not accept new IKONOS tasking orders.
Resolution restrictions have been relaxed
During June 2014 DigitalGlobe received permission from the US Department of Commerce to collect and sell imagery at the best available resolutions. Additionally, six months after WorldView-3 is operational DigitalGlobe will be permitted to sell imagery at up to 25 cm panchromatic and 1.0 m multispectral GSD. We applaud the US Government’s relaxation of satellite resolution restrictions, as it benefits our customers, and the industry in general.
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IKONOS archived imagery is no longer available.
IKONOS Satellite Sensor Characteristics
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Rapid Acquisition/Rush Tasking
Rush tasking orders for satellite image data around the world are accepted in support of live events, natural disasters, global security, and various other applications in which FAST delivery of image data is critical. In most instances, we can provide image data within 24 hours after the initial data has been acquired and delivered via FTP and DVD media. A Spanish version is also available at http://www.satimagingcorp.es.
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