“The ICEYE US team continues its rapid progress,” said Jerry Welsh, CEO of ICEYE US. “The launch of our first U.S. built and licensed satellite is a key milestone as we grow our U.S. operations and customer base.”
ICEYE US, a subsidiary of Finnish company ICEYE, launched the U.S.-built craft as one of a pair of synthetic aperture radar (SAR) satellites. SAR refers to satellites that can also produce images despite bad weather and at night.
Both satellites were launched on the SpaceX Transporter-3 smallsat rideshare mission with Exolaunch from Cape Canaveral, Florida.