IKONOS

Published 2015-09-01 11:35:11

DigitalGlobe's IKONOS satellite sensor was successfully launched on September 24, 1999 at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, USA. It is the first commercial high-resolution earth observation satellite in the world. Its capabilities include capturing a 3.2m multispectral, Near-Infrared (NIR)/0.82m panchromatic resolution at nadir. As a result of deregulation by the U.S. Government, reconnaissance satellite technology…

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Quickbird

Published 2015-09-01 11:32:23

QuickBird is a commercial high-resolution earth observation satellite owned by DigitalGlobe, a U.S. company. QuickBird is designed to support a wide range of geospatial applications that has two sensors: panchromatic and multispectral. It is characterized by an extremely high resolution of a maximum of 0.65-meter spatial resolution.  

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SPOT-6 & SPOT-7

Published 2015-09-01 11:22:06

SPOT-6 & SPOT-7 satellite sensor built by AIRBUS Defence & Space was successfully launched on September 9, 2012 and June 30, 2014 respectively by a PSLV launcher from the Satish Dhawan Space Center in India. SPOT-6 and SPOT-7 are designed to cover wide areas in record time, making it possible to regularly update national map…

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ALOS 2

Published 2015-09-01 11:09:25

On Saturday, 24 May 2014 an H-IIA rocket orbiting the second Advanced Land Observation Satellite, Daichi-2 – better known as ALOS-2. ALOS-2 continue the L-band SAR observations of the ALOS PALSAR (Phased Array L-band Synthetic Aperture Radar) and will expand data utilization by enhancing its performance. ALOS-2 has no optical cameras, only PALSAR-2 radar that…

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ALOS

Published 2015-09-01 11:01:46

The Advanced Land Observing Satellite (ALOS), a Japanese satellite, also known as DAICHI, was launched in 2006 by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA).   ALOS has three sensors: The Panchromatic Remote-sensing Instrument for Stereo Mapping (PRISM), which is comprised of three sets of optical systems to obtain three-dimensional data on ground surface with 2.5-meter…

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