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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.

A second prototype, ICEYE X2 features improvement to increase the range of incidence angles and to improve the ground resolution to 3 m. The satellite is partially assembled by a Polish subcontractor. It is ready to fly on a multi-satellite launch on a Falcon-9 v1.2 rocket in October 2018.

Nation: Finland
Type / Application: Earth observing, Radar
Operator: ICEYE
Contractors: ICEYE
Equipment: X-band SAR
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Mass: 80 kg
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
ICEYE X2 (ICEYE POC2) - 2018 Va SLC-4E Falcon-9 v1.2 with SkySat 14, 15, Eu:CROPIS, ORS 6, STPSat 5, NEXTSat 1, KazSTSAT, BlackSky Global 2, HawkEye Pathfinder 1, 2, 3, SpaceCap, Flock-v 1, ..., 36, CSIM-FD, Hiber 2, ROSE 1, ORS 7A, 7B, Centauri 2, COPPER 2, MinXSS 2, Audacy Zero, Eaglet 1, Orbital Reflector, PW-Sat 2, SpaceBEE 9, 10, 11, Fox 1C, KNACKSAT, Elysium-Star 2, Hamilton 1, JY1-Sat, MOVE 2, ?
Further ICEYE missions: