Iceye Prepares Prototype Satellite for 2017 Launch

By  | December 8, 2015 | EuropeFeatureRegionalSatellite News FeedTechnology

Pekka Laurila, CFO (left), and Rafal Modrzewski, CEO (right), co-founders of Iceye. Photo: Iceye

[Via Satellite 12-08-2015] Iceye, a Finland-based satellite startup, is designing a constellation of radar microsatellites that it anticipates will be more than 100 times less costly to produce than comparable larger spacecraft. The company recently raised $2.8 million in Series A funding to design and build a constellation of radar satellites capable of near-real-time imagery. The new resources are going directly into designing the company’s first satellite, which it hopes to have in orbit by the end of 2017.


We do not offer the full text of this article. Please read the article on the author’s website via the link provided above.

Below is the members-only analysis of the article.


Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) or SAR Journal is an industry trade journal which tracks the worldwide SAR industry. We offer news, education, and insights to the SAR industry. We are operated, moderated and maintained by members of the SAR community.This profile is run by multiple moderators who all represent the If you would like to submit news or have questions about a post please email us here: and someone will get back to you.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *