Earth Observation Mission News
European Space Agency teams with ICEYE Finnish start-up
26 March 2018
The European Space Agency is to work with Finnish start-up ICEYE on ways to exploit its novel radar satellites.
ICEYE-X1 was launched in January - the first of multiple spacecraft that will go up in the coming years.
About the size of a suitcase, these are the world's smallest synthetic aperture radar satellites and cost a fraction of traditional platforms.
The ESA/ICEYE cooperation will focus on technology development and uses for the forthcoming constellation.
Image credit: ICEYE - Artwork: The ICEYE satellites aim to see features on the ground as small as 3m across.