Photo detail

Caption This one-meter resolution, color satellite image of the Lingshui military airfield on the southeastern coast of Hainan Island in the South China Sea, was collected at 10:32 a.m. local time on April 10, 2001 (10:32 p.m. EDT on April 9, 2001) by Space Imaging's IKONOS satellite. The United States navy aircraft is clearly visible and parked on the taxiway adjacent to the north end of the runway (north is up). IKONOS travels 423 miles above the Earth's surface at a speed of 16,000 miles per hour.