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Barcelona, Spain, seen from space by the Ikonos satellite. North is at top. Cuitadella Park (Parc de la Cuitadella, lower centre) contains the city's zoo. Barcelona's port lies at bottom right. Launched in 1999, Ikonos was the first commercial satellite to collect data at one-metre resolution. The satellite, which orbits at an altitude of 681 kilometres, is owned by Space Imaging, Colorado, USA. Image size: 3x3km.
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