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ICEYE X1, X2

ICEYE X1 [ICEYE]

ICEYE X are proof-of-concept prototypes for a planned constellation of SAR (Synthetic Aperture Radar) equipped microsatellites, designed by the Finish ICEYE startup company.

ICEYE is designed to provide near-real-time SAR imagery. Iceye is working to launch and operate a constellation of micro satellites that carry its own compact and efficient SAR sensor technology. The Iceye imaging radar instrument can image through clouds, obscuring weather and darkness.

The prototype series are 70 kg satellites developed and integrated by ICEYE. The satellite has a body of 70 cm in height, 60 cm in width with a deployable antenna 3.25 meters in length. The X-band SAR instrument has a resolution of 10 m.

Its first prototype satellite, ICEYE X1, is scheduled to launch in the second half of 2017 as a secondary payload on a PSLV-XL. The goal of the mission is to validate in-orbit performance of the satellite and begin operations with select ICEYE customers.

A second prototype, ICEYE X2, is also ready to fly on another launch vehicle. It is planned to increase the range of incidence angles and to more than double the ground resolution.

Nation: Finland
Type / Application: Earth observing, Radar
Operator: ICEYE
Contractors: ICEYE
Equipment: X-band SAR
Configuration: ICEYE-X bus
Propulsion: None
Power: 2 deployable fixed solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 2-3 years
Mass: 70 kg
Orbit:
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
ICEYE X1 (ICEYE POC1) 2018-004D 12.01.2018 Sr FLP PSLV-XL with Cartosat 2F, Microsat-TD, LEO Vantage 1, Carbonite 2, INS 1C, Arkyd 6A, CICERO 7, Landmapper-BC 3 v2, Lemur-2 68, ..., 71, Flock-3p' 1, ..., 4, MicroMAS 2a, PicSat, CANYVAL-X 1, 2, CNUSail 1, KAUSAT 5, SIGMA, DemoSat 2, Tyvak 61C, Fox 1D, STEP Cube Lab, SpaceBEE 1, ..., 4
ICEYE X2 (ICEYE POC2) - 2018
ICEYE X3 (ICEYE POC3) - 2018

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Further ICEYE missions: