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Ikonos

Fig.1: Shows image of Bimini Island, located at Bahamas. 

 

When GeoEye successfully launched the IKONOS satellite in 1999, it made history with the world’s first one-meter commercial remote sensing satellite. Moving over the ground at approximately seven kilometers per second, IKONOS collects black and-white and multispectral data at a rate of over 2,000 square kilometers per minute. Through the nearly fifteen, 98-minute journeys it makes around the globe each day, IKONOS collects vital statistics about the Earth’s ever-changing features—from fluctuations in land and water resources to the build-out of new urban areas.

Ikonos derives its name from the Greek term eikōn for image

 

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