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
Data access information
  • Data available from ICEYE at link above
Orbit Sunsynchronous orbit Altitude 600 km


Space agency ICEYEESA
Status Operational
Details on Status
(as available)

15 satellites in orbit as of 13 Jan 2022

Launch 03 Dec 2018 EOL ≥2040
Last update: 2022-03-14
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

Acronym Full name
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Telecommunication frequency or microwave sensing channel information Show expert details
Service Dir or Mode Frequency Emission designator Bandwidth Polarisation D/A Data rate or Baseband Comments
ICEYE-SAR active 9650 - 9650 MHz N/R  kHz A   X-Band SAR