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Ikonos 2



Ikonos 2 was an American (privately owned) imaging satellite launched by an Athena 2 rocket at 18:22 UT from Vandenberg AFB. Its one-meter resolution images will be marketed under the brand name of Carterra about two or three months after launch. (Until its launch, the highest resolution of marketed images had been from the Indian IRC-1C and IRS-1D with a resolution of 5.8 meters.)

Alternate Names

  • 25919
  • Ikonos2

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1999-09-24
Launch Vehicle: Athena 2
Launch Site: Vandenberg AFB, United States

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (United States)


  • Earth Science

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

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