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HawkEye 360’s Cluster 7 Satellites Are Now Operational

By Jeffrey Hill | June 9, 2023

      Rendition of HawkEye 360 Cluster 7 satellites

      HawkEye 360‘s Cluster 7 satellites have begun operation just under two months after launching into orbit on April 15 — a new record for the space-based radio frequency (RF) data and analytics firm, the company announced Thursday.

      Cluster 7 extends and improves HawkEye’s data collection in the 30MHz – 18 GHz frequency range. The company now operates a constellation of 21 satellites that detect, characterize and geolocate radio frequency signals from a broad range of emitters used for communication, navigation and security. HawkEye’s full constellation has now geolocated more than 200 million RF signals and can collect data up to 24 times per day – as often as once every hour – over a region of interest.

      “With the introduction of our seventh satellite cluster, HawkEye 360 showcases the profound impact that commercial space can have on national defense and global security while enabling us to uncover unprecedented insights into human activities and behavior,” said HawkEye 360 Chief Operating Officer, Rob Rainhart. “Our invaluable collaborations with the U.S. government and allied nations across the globe play a pivotal role in cultivating a safer planet, including safeguarding the Middle East and Indo-Pacific regions.”

      HawkEye 360 is aiming for a total of 60 satellites by 2025 and anticipates the launch of two additional clusters in Q4 2023.