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Ikonos 1

Also called CRSS 1


Designation n/a
Launch date 27 Apr 1999
Country of origin United States
Mission Remote sensing
Perigee/Apogee 640 km (sun-synchronous)
Inclination 98°
Launch vehicle Athena #5

End of life

Out of service 27 Apr 1999
Cause launch failure

Was to be the first 1 meter commercial remote sensing satellite. Its launched was delayed 1 year because of difficulties to setup the onboard software to prevent pictures of US allies to be taken and because of gyroscopes problems.

The satellite was insured for $157 million.

Identical to Ikonos 2

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