BackForward Satellite: ICEYE 

Satellite details
Acronym ICEYE
Full name ICEYE
Satellite Description
  • Constellation of 18 micro-satellites, proof-of-concept of a sustainable operational SAR constellation.
  • Orbit heights generally sunsynchronous with height from 500 to 700 km, and ECT  conditioned by the launch of opportunity.
  • Main missions: all-weather high-resolution land observation; sea-ice.
  • Substantial contribution to disaster monitoring.
Mass at launch 85 kg Dry mass
Data access link no link provided
Data access information
  • TBD
Orbit Sunsynchronous orbit Altitude 600 km


Space agency ICEYE
Status Operational
Details on Status
(as available)
  • Five flight units lanched as of 28 September 2020.
  • Eight flight units launched as of 24 January 2021.
  • Twelve flight units launched as of 30 June 2021.
Launch 03 Dec 2018 EOL ≥2040
Last update: 2021-07-02
Associated satellite programme and related satellites

Note: red tag: no longer operational , green tag: operational , blue tag : future

    • ICEYE (2018 - 2040)
Satellite Payload

All known Instruments flying on ICEYE

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