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-X3 features ICEYE SAR sensor technology which has been further improved from the previous ICEYE-X1 and ICEYE-X2 missions. The satellite is capable of imaging at up-to 1x1 meter resolution with X-band radar. As part of increasing the speed at which ICEYE's satellites are manufactured, portions of the ICEYE-X3 structure are manufactured by a third party, while the proprietary SAR sensor is developed and manufactured by ICEYE.
ICEYE-X3 mission is to be launched during 2018.