ICEYE-X2 MISSION

ICEYE-X2 - Continuous Advancements in Small Satellite SAR

 

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ICEYE’s overall mission is to enable better decision making for everyone by providing timely and reliable Earth observation data. To achieve that goal, the company develops its own synthetic-aperture radar (SAR) sensor technologies suitable for satellites under 100kg in weight. 

ICEYE-X2 features a range of technology improvements to increase the versatility and quality of the imaging data compared to ICEYE-X1. Improvements relate to items such as component choices, subsystem interfaces, software code, operations procedures, communication links, and optimization of power management. ICEYE-X2 possesses various imaging modes to provide imagery at high resolution and alternatively with a very wide swath to support different types of use cases. 

The ICEYE-X2 satellite was delivered into orbit via Spaceflight’s SSO-A: SmallSat Express mission aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on December 3rd, 2018, from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. 

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