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Quickbird 1


Designation 26617 / 00074A
Launch date 20 Nov 2000
Country of origin United States
Mission Remote sensing
Perigee/Apogee 600 km, non-sun-synchronous
Inclination 66°
Launch vehicle Cosmos C

US satellite operated by Earth Watch Inc. The cost of the system is $200 million. Insurance paid $265 for the failure.

End of life

Out of service 20 Nov 2000
Cause Not clear yet, possibly a failure of the second stage of the rocket which did not restart at apogee. The satellite would then have falled back to earth.
Decay 21 Nov 2000 close to South America

The satellite is identical to Quickbird 2.

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