Iceye Unveils 25-Centimeter Resolution SAR Imaging Offering
Iceye has unveiled capability of 25 cm resolution imaging with the company’s current commercial Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) small satellite constellation of three in-orbit spacecraft. The Finnish company said its SAR data achieves the same resolution class provided by larger, conventional commercial SAR satellites operating at their highest performance.
Iceye launched its first SAR satellite in January 2018, ICEYE-X1, which achieved 10×10 meter resolution data capabilities. The company said that satellite was also the world’s first SAR satellite mission under 220 pounds in launch mass.
“Before, these resolutions have been exclusively reserved for the larger, traditional SAR spacecraft,” said Pekka Laurila, CSO & Co-founder, ICEYE. “This resolution is operationally expected to be available for ICEYE customers already mid-2020 from the current in-orbit constellation.”