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Posted on February 6th, 2018

Important Changes to IKONOS Product Parameters and Delivery Timelines

IKONOS was the high-resolution satellite that jump started the industry Apollo Mapping is a part of, and for that we have ultimate respect for this 80-centimeter (cm) ‘bird’. Launched in late 1999, IKONOS provided high-quality 80-cm panchromatic and 2.4-meter multispectral imagery until it stopped collecting data on December 20, 2014.

The last image ever collected by IKONOS of Ryan’s Crossing, Australia on December 20, 2014. This image has been processed for improved colors and clarity by Apollo Mapping. (Credit: @ DigitalGlobe 2018)

With the oldest high-resolution satellite imagery archive in our industry, for many projects requiring data from the early 2000’s IKONOS is the only option. For this reason, please take a few minutes out of your workday to review these important product parameter and delivery timeline changes that are effective immediately:

  • All IKONOS data will be delivered to a shared FTP site that is exclusive to Apollo Mapping orders.
  • All IKONOS data will be delivered as a 4-band multispectral and panchromatic bundle (including stereo) with valid RPC files to support orthorectification.
  • Delivery timelines for IKONOS data will be longer than the stated maximum time frame for DigitalGlobe orders, i.e. 5 business days or more.

If you have any questions about these important changes to IKONOS product options, feel free to send an email to us at

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