ICEYE - GRD
Figure 1 - Illustation of KOMPSAT-5 spacecraft (image credit: ICEYE)
The ICEYE constellation, as of April 2020, consists of three X-band Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) satellites. Throughout 2020 and 2021, the constellation is expected to grow to 18 satellites in specialised orbital planes designed to provide a near persistent fine resolution view of The Earth’s surface. The ICEYE vision is to bring a new service to the market with an emphasis on superior reliability, a vastly higher rate of revisits to individual locations, and an unprecedented objectivity. The service is based on a completely new satellite and sensor design, leveraging recent advancement in various technologies and a New Space approach.
The ICEYE constellation comprises multiple satellite all equipped with a X-band (9.65 GHz) SAR sensor. SAR imaging modes are stripmap (SM) and spotlight (SL) at VV polarization.
Figure 2 - ICEYE Stripmap measurement mode (image credit: ICEYE)
Figure 3 - ICEYE Spotlight measurement modes (image credit: ICEYE)
ICEYE GRD acquisitions are provided to the Charter as a compressed archive containing:
- an XML metadata file
- a GeoTIFF file
- a PNG file with a quicklook
Below an example of an ICEYE received during the Charter Activation 694:
An ingested ICEYE acquisition