ICEYE

ICEYE

ICEYE provides commercial access to Earth observation data. The ICEYE SAR Satellite Constellation captures images of any location on Earth every three hours, day and night, regardless of cloud cover.

ICEYE is a company that provides commercial access to observational data through satellite imagery. The company was founded by Pekka Laurila and Rafal Modrzewski in 2014, in Espoo, Southern Finland, Finland.

The company provides satellite solutions across industries such as insurance, financial, energy, utilities, mining, maritime, security industries, and also works with civil government entities. Their satellite capabilities include SAR imaging constellations which provide frequent imaging of location-based data even through clouds. ICEYE provides SAR data via X-band radar imaging with resolutions clear to 1.5x1.5 meters.

ICEYE looks to provide national level SAR missions for governments and large organizations with satellite imaging capabilities, mission operation management, and constellation capabilities. Some of the solutions that the company offers includes dark vessel detection, border monitoring, mining activity, airstrip detection, flooding detection for urban and agricultural purposes, oil production site activity, vehicle count monitoring, agricultural activity monitoring, fracking monitoring, and forestry monitoring.

Timeline

Funding rounds

Funding round
Funding type
Funding round amount (USD)
Funding round date
Investment
ICEYE funding round, May 2018
Series B round
34,000,000
May 2018
True Ventures
ICEYE funding round, August 2017
13,000,000
August 2017
DNX Ventures
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People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Jerry Welsh

COO, CFO

Matti Ekdahl

Director, Business Development

Pekka Laurila

Co-Founder, CSO

Rafal Modrzewski

Co-Founder, CEO

Further reading

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Author
Link
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Date

ICEYE Solutions

ICEYE

Web

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

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Companies

Company
CEO
Location
Products/Services

ICEYE

Rafal Modrzewski

Espoo, Southern Finland, Finland

Satellite detection systems

News

Title
Author
Date
Publisher
Description
Jonathan Amos
May 6, 2020
BBC News
One of the hardest tasks in Earth observation is tracking tiny changes in the shape of the ground.
Jonathan Amos
March 9, 2020
BBC News
Finnish satellite operator Iceye makes movies of activity on the ground through cloud and at night.
James Rogers
January 17, 2020
Fox News
The eruption of the Taal volcano in the Philippines has almost devoured a crater lake on the volcanic island.

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