Audacy partners with Finland's ICEYE for Real-Time Satellite Communication Network
15 March 2019
Space communications service provider, Audacy has signed a memorandum of understanding with earth observation company ICEYE for working together to explore the possibility of using Audacy's inter-satellite data relay network for continuous satellite communications for SAR satellite constellation of ICEYE. ICEYE has created the largest satellite constellation Sythetic-Aperture Radar (SAR) in the world and Audacy specializes in real time space connectivity.
By Audacy's technology ICEYE will be able to image a location minutes before it passes over its location of interest at all times and all places on earth. This capability is unique in the industry which requires satellite imaging companies to wait for the passing over of satellites on ground stations for sending or receiving data and commands. The store-and-forward limitation hampers immediate response to urgent imaging needs and creates unnecessary delays in operations.
Source: The Swiss Times
Image credit: ICEYE - An artist's impression of a satellite.