ICEYE Expands The World’s Largest SAR Satellite introduced the first US-built spacecraft

  ICEYE Expands The World's Largest SAR Satellite  introduced the first US-built spacecraft

“The ICEYE US team continues its rapid progress,” says Jerry Welsh, CEO of ICEYE US. “The launch of our first U.S. built and licensed satellite is a key milestone as we grow our U.S. operations and customer base.”

For 2022, ICEYE US plans to grow the team based in its U.S. headquarters and open an office in the Washington D.C. area to better serve regional customers. In addition, the company plans to increase the number of spacecraft built in Irvine this year. Last November, ICEYE US announced it had joined a cooperative research and development agreement (CRADA) with the U.S. Army’s Space and Missile Defense Technical Center (SMDTC) to advance state-of-the-art Earth observation technology in support of U.S. Army missions.

ICEYE delivers unmatched persistent monitoring capabilities for any location on earth. Owning the world’s largest synthetic-aperture radar constellation, the company enables objective, data-driven decisions for its customers in sectors such as insurance, natural catastrophe response and recovery, security, maritime monitoring and finance. ICEYE’s data can be collected day or night, and even through cloud cover. For more information, please visit


Story Highlights

  • “Expanding our fleet is an important step in better serving our global customers and empowering our advancements in machine learning and artificial intelligence relating to SAR technologies,” says Rafal Modrzewski, CEO and Co-founder of ICEYE. “The new satellites add critical capability to the ICEYE constellation which translates to additional solutions and deeper analytics for our customers.”

  • ICEYE US is a subsidiary of ICEYE with its headquarters located in Irvine, California. The newly launched ICEYE US satellite is licensed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and will be operated and controlled exclusively from the company’s 24/7 Mission Operations Center (MOC) in Irvine.