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European Space Agency teams with ICEYE Finnish start-up

26 March 2018

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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.

Source: BBC

Image credit: ICEYE - Artwork: The ICEYE satellites aim to see features on the ground as small as 3m across.