During his state visit to Finland, the President of the Republic of Korea, Mr. Moon Jae-in met with ICEYE.
Helsinki, FINLAND – June 13 – ICEYE, the leader in small synthetic-aperture radar (SAR) satellite technology, and Asia Pacific Satellite Inc. (APSI), announced today the signing of their strategic alliance agreement and further SAR data purchases in South Korea. This strategic alliance and SAR reseller agreement, signed on May 27, follows the recent announcement of the two organizations signing a memorandum of understanding to support the South Korean New Space Market.
During his June 10 state visit to Finland, the President of the Republic of Korea, Mr. Moon Jae-in, also met ICEYE’s founders, Rafal Modrzewski and Pekka Laurila.
“This is the greatest startup I’ve ever heard of”, President Moon said through an interpreter, as reported by Aalto University hosting the visit.
The President was briefed on ICEYE’s technology, successful satellite missions, and the company’s partnership with APSI.
Jang Soo Ryoo, Ph.D Chairman and CEO of APSI with Rafal Modrzewski, CEO and Co-founder of ICEYE at contract signing in Seoul, Republic of Korea.
Through this extended agreement, APSI will be the exclusive supplier of ICEYE’s SAR imagery to South Korean government and commercial customers, and together the companies are delivering radar imaging solutions to the South Korean market. “This strategic alliance with APSI accelerates ICEYE’s growth in South Korea, and by extension, increases the commercial availability of SAR data to South Korean data users,” said ICEYE CEO and Co-founder Rafal Modrzewski.
ICEYE is currently delivering SAR data to government and commercial customers using its ICEYE-X2 satellite in orbit. In addition to launching up to 5 more SAR satellites throughout 2019, the company has developed a new generation of an on-site SAR processor available for its customers.
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ICEYE is commercially operating its own commercial constellation of small SAR satellites, with ICEYE-X2 satellite data available to customers and up to 5 more satellites scheduled for launch this year. ICEYE empowers others to make better decisions in governmental and commercial industries by providing access to timely and reliable radar satellite imagery. The company is tackling this crucial lack of actionable information with world-first aerospace capabilities and a New Space approach. ICEYE’s radar satellite imaging service, with coverage of selected areas every few hours, both day and night, helps clients resolve challenges in sectors such as maritime, disaster management, insurance, and finance. For more information, please visit: www.iceye.com
Asia Pacific Satellite Inc. develops, manufactures, and sells satellite communication devices worldwide. The company also offers satellite bus system design services; solid state recorders; On-Board Computers; Image Data Handling Units, Electrical Ground Support Equipment; and satellite Assembly, Integration, Test services. Asia Pacific Satellite Inc. was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea.
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"During his state visit to Finland, the President of the Republic of Korea, Mr. Moon Jae-in met ICEYE co-founders and was briefed on the collaboration. Photo: Heli Sorjonen / Aalto University"
"Jang Soo Ryoo, Ph.D Chairman and CEO of APSI with Rafal Modrzewski, CEO and Co-founder of ICEYE at contract signing in Seoul, Republic of Korea."
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