The ICEYE SAR satellite constellation is here to change the way we look at our world from space.
The ICEYE synthetic-aperture radar (SAR) satellite constellation is already today providing data to organizations around the world. The imaging and vessel detection data that is provided by this technology is a vital next leap in how nations can secure their maritime areas.
On March 9th, 2020, ICEYE is publishing the first in-orbit demonstration of synthetic-aperture radar (SAR) videos, acquired with ICEYE SAR satellites. In these scenes, you can detect and analyse movement in a new way, giving insights into what is happening on the ground during a single SAR satellite pass over the location.
ICEYE-X1 is ICEYE's first proof-of-concept microsatellite mission with a Synthetic-aperture radar (SAR) sensor as its payload. ICEYE-X1 is also the world's first SAR satellite in this size (under 100kg), enabling radar imaging of the Earth through clouds and even in total darkness. The satellite was successfully launched on 12 January 2018.
Video of the ICEYE-X2 launch aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on 3 December 2018, from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. (Spaceflight’s SSO-A: SmallSat Express mission)