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ICEYE X2

ICEYE X2 [ICEYE]

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

The satellite was launched on Spaceflight Industry's SSO-A multi-satellite launch on a Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) rocket.

Nation: Finland
Type / Application: Earth observing, Radar
Operator: ICEYE
Contractors: ICEYE
Equipment: X-band SAR
Configuration:
Propulsion: ?
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime:
Mass: 80 kg
Orbit:
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
ICEYE X2 (ICEYE POC2) 2018-099 03.12.2018 Va SLC-4E Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) with SkySat 14, 15, Eu:CROPIS, STPSat 5, FalconSat 6, NEXTSat 1, KazSTSAT, eXCITe, SeeMe, BlackSky Global 2, ESEO, Hawk A, B, C, Capella 1, AISTECHSAT 2, BlackHawk, CSIM-FD, Hiber 2, ITASAT 1, Landmapper-BC 4, ORS 7A, 7B, Al-Farabi 2, Astrocast 0.1, Audacy 0, BRIO, Centauri 1, Eaglet 1, Enoch, Flock-3s 1, 2, 3, ICE-Cap, K2SAT, KazSciSat 1, MinXSS 2, Orbital Reflector, RAAF M1, SeaHawk 1, SNUSAT 2, THEA, VESTA, PW-Sat 2, SNUGLITE, VisionCube, RANGE A, B, Elysium-Star 2, ExseedSat 1, Fox 1C, Irvine 02, JY1-Sat, KNACKSAT, MOVE 2, SpaceBEE 5, 6, 7, Suomi-100, WeissSat 1, Sirion Pathfinder 2, (US Gov), (US Gov), (US Gov), (US Gov), (US Gov)