KSAT, Iceye Extend Partnership for SAR Data Services
Iceye and Kongsberg Satellite Services (KSAT) signed an extended cooperation agreement to provide Near Real-Time (NRT) Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) data services for government and commercial customers. The newly signed contract covers further data purchases and extended operations of Iceye’s NRT SAR processor within the KSAT Ground Network.
The solution between KSAT and Iceye enables streaming satellite data directly to the Iceye SAR processor running on the KSAT local infrastructure. This setup aims to enable information extraction immediately from the arrival of the first data bytes of satellite data, resulting in delivery times of vessel detection results in less than 15 minutes.
“KSAT has already used Photo: Iceye satellites for critical maritime operations that we have supported. We are impressed with the quality of the data and we are looking forward to fully integrate future satellite units from the Photo: Iceye constellation into our services” says Marte Indregard, VP of Energy, Environment and Security in KSAT. “The SAR sensor is a truly unique tool as it sees in the dark, penetrates clouds and while covering large areas, we are still able to detect what we want to see. The SAR sensor is a key component in all our operative maritime monitoring services. To meet the increasing demands for timely information and frequent updates from existing and future customers, the ICEYE SAR constellations provides a valuable addition to our portfolio.”