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Iceye Spotlight Radar Imaging Now Commercially Available

By | October 16, 2019

ICEYE Spotlight radar satellite image of the Kuwait International Airport’s new terminal under construction.

Iceye revealed that its recently developed Spotlight imaging mode is now commercially available to its customers around the world. Iceye Spotlight imaging enables one-meter radar imaging from the company’s satellite constellation, and is built to achieve a high resolution that supports a variety of use cases for both commercial and government customers.

Iceye is currently the only organization in the world to provide this capability as a commercial service from such small Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) microsatellites. High resolution radar imagery is especially useful for distinguishing between small objects, and in helping data users classify larger objects with more certainty. One-meter Spotlight radar imagery is particularly useful in detailed volume monitoring of stockpiles, vehicle count monitoring, property damage estimation, and oil transshipment monitoring.

“The commodities sector is an early example where the availability of high-resolution SAR imaging can have dramatic impacts,” said Pekka Laurila, CSO and co-founder of Iceye. “It is now possible to track specific locations, often, with high reliability, and at an incredible level of detail. The potential benefits for our early users are immense, as the competitive edge our data provides is still very fresh in the market.”