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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.