1200 MHz Radar Band In-Orbit Technology Demonstrator Enhances ICEYE's Extensive SAR Satellite Fleet

ICEYE strengthens its continuous Earth observation capabilities with the successful launch of three new satellites.

Helsinki, March 5, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — ICEYE, a global leader in continuous monitoring and natural disaster solutions, successfully launched three additional Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) satellites. March 4, 2024, including a 1200 MHz radar frequency in-orbit technology demonstrator, which will enable 25 cm imaging. The satellites were assembled via launch coordinator Exolaunch and successfully lifted off with SpaceX's Transporter-10 rideshare. Vandenberg Space Force Base Inside California, USA. Each spacecraft has established communications, and initial routine operations are underway.

Two Three SARs The satellites launched in the mission are manufactured by ICEYE US, while one is an in-orbit technology demonstration manufactured by ICEYE. Finland. The in-orbit demonstrator model features an upgrade to ICEYE's unique X-band antenna, increasing the radar frequency to 1200 MHz. It enables high-resolution images of up to 25 cm, and will first be assigned to engineering trials before being made available to ICEYE customers.

„Our growing constellation provides an objective and reliable source of intelligence that enables rapid, accurate response to changes occurring anywhere on the planet.” Raffael Modreszky, CEO and Co-Founder of ICEYE. „The release of the 1200 MHz bandwidth technology demonstrator provides 25 cm resolution SAR imaging, unlocking new levels of clarity and detail for high-priority decision-making.”

The launched satellites include an advanced radar that enables major improvements in image quality, faster downlink speeds for active image collections, and better integration with ICEYE's global ground station network.

Eric JensenCEO of ICEYE US, said: „Our partners require reliable and sustainable change detection to address urgent, time-critical needs. We are proud to add two additional US-built satellites to our region to strengthen our commitment to provide strategic intelligence for our defense, intelligence, civil and business customers.”

ICEYE has now successfully deployed 34 spacecraft since 2018 and operates the world's largest constellation of SAR satellites, capable of imaging any location on Earth's surface in any environmental condition, day or night. SAR data provides accurate insights in real-time to ICEYE's government and commercial clients.

ICEYE plans to launch 15 satellites by 2024.


ICEYE provides unparalleled continuous monitoring capabilities to detect and respond to changes anywhere on Earth, faster and more accurately than ever before.

Owned by the world's largest synthetic aperture radar (SAR) satellite constellation, ICEYE delivers objective, real-time insights, ensuring customers have unparalleled access to actionable data, day or night, even in challenging environmental conditions. As a trusted partner to governments and commercial industries, ICEYE provides intelligence in fields such as insurance, natural disaster response and recovery, security, maritime surveillance and finance.

ICEYE has its headquarters Finland and operates from five international locations. ICEYE has more than 600 employees, inspired by a shared vision to improve life on Earth by becoming the global source of truth in Earth observation.

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