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Satellite details
Acronym Ikonos
Full name Ikonos
WIGOS Station Identifier ---
Satellite Description
  • 1st flight unit (prototype) of the GeoEye programme.
  • Main mission: high-resolution land observation.
Mass at launch 817 kg Dry mass 726 kg
Power 1500 W
Data access link no link provided
Data access information
  • Data distributed by GeoEye and associated agencies, or received in real-time at customer stations.
Orbit Sunsynchronous orbit Altitude 686 km
ECT 10:30 desc


Space agency MaxarGeoEye
Status Inactive
Details on Status
(as available)
Launch 24 Sep 1999 EOL 31 Mar 2015
Last update: 2017-08-03
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Satellite Payload

All known Instruments flying on Ikonos

Acronym Full name
OSA Optical Sensor Assembly
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