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.
The two ICEYE satellites feature ICEYE SAR sensor technology which has been further improved from the previous missions. The satellites are capable of imaging with X-band radar. With these units, ICEYE continues to grow its in-orbit capacity that is currently available for both government and commercial SAR data users.
The two ICEYE SAR satellites were simultaneously launched on a rideshare mission managed by Exolaunch on July 05 2019 at 05:41 UTC.