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ICEYE is a company developing a satellite-based service to deliver near-real-time imagery from space. It leverages a synthetic aperture radar (SAR) instrument that captures images through clouds, darkness, and other obscuring elements and makes more reliable imagery than optical camera systems. The company serves the insurance, financial, energy, mining, maritime, civil government, security, and utility industries.

HQEspoo, FI
Overall CultureA-

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Employees (est.) (Jan 2021)201(+7%)
Cybersecurity ratingAMore

Key People/Management at Iceye

Rafal Modrzewski

Rafal Modrzewski

CEO, Co-Founder
Pekka Laurila

Pekka Laurila

CSO and Co-Founder
Jerry Welsh

Jerry Welsh

Eero Jyske

Eero Jyske

VP Software
Stephen O'Donnell

Stephen O'Donnell

Vice President of Space Missions
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Iceye Office Locations

Iceye has an office in Espoo
Espoo, FI (HQ)
Maarintie 6
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Iceye Financials and Metrics

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Iceye total Funding

$141 m

Iceye latest funding size

$87.30 m

Time since last funding

4 months ago

Iceye investors

Iceye's latest funding round in September 2020 was reported to be $87.3 m. In total, Iceye has raised $141 m
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Iceye Operating Metrics

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Satellites Launched to Date

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Iceye News and Updates

Iceye to launch three SAR satellites on SpaceX rideshare flight

Iceye is preparing to send three Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) satellites into orbit on the SpaceX Falcon 9 small satellite rideshare mission scheduled for launch Jan. 21. SpaceNews

Finland’s Iceye names new CEO for Iceye US: Jerry Welsh

Finnish radar satellite operator Iceye announced Oct. 29 that Jerry Welsh, Iceye chief operating officer and chief financial officer, is taking the helm of Iceye US as CEO. SpaceNews

Iceye raises $87 million in Series C investment round

Radar satellite operator Iceye raised $87 million in a Series C round announced Sept. 22, boosting the Finnish startup’s total investment tally to $152 million. SpaceNews

Iceye raises €74m to lead the communication from space

The microsatellite startup shows why smaller sometimes is better. Iceye raises €74m to lead the communication from space

Iceye unveils radar imagery with 25-centimeter resolution

Iceye, the Finnish Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) satellite operator, unveiled a new product March 26: imagery with a resolution of 25 centimeters. SpaceNews.com

Iceye releases preview of new radar video product

Radar satellite operator Iceye released a preview March 9 of a video product it plans to offer commercially by the end of 2020. SpaceNews.com
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Iceye Blogs

Software Engineers Give Insights to Their Work at ICEYE

We are eager to welcome software engineering talents to join our ever-growing team. To give you more perspectives on the company, we talked with some of our software engineers about professional challenges, relocation, and their experiences in their roles. As a rapidly growing New Space…

Dr. Alan Thompson, Vice President, Spacecraft Engineering, Shares His Experience and Thoughts on SAR Satellite Missions

Alan Thompson has had long experience with radar imaging satellites and especially larger satellites than those being built by ICEYE. However, Alan has long been fascinated by the New Space approach and ICEYE’s early success with microsatellite radar imaging. ICEYE is leading in microsa…

Tero Vauraste Joins ICEYE To Lead Nordics Business Development

New Regional Director of Nordics is an expert in the arctic and maritime sectors with over 30 years of experience. Helsinki, FINLAND – November 5, 2020 – Finnish New Space leader ICEYE announced the appointment of Tero Vauraste, MSc, Lt Cdr (Ret) an experienced arctic and maritime profe…

Jerry Welsh New CEO of ICEYE US, Ramping Up US Manufacturing and Operations

ICEYE accelerates plans for US expansion, including hiring Eric Jensen as President of ICEYE US. Washington, D.C. – October 29, 2020 – ICEYE, the global leader in small satellite synthetic-aperture radar (SAR) technology, today announced that Jerry Welsh, who joined ICEYE in 2017 as COO…

ICEYE Shares Nearly 18,000 Satellite Image Catalog Under Creative Commons License

ICEYE offers public access to the rapidly growing archive of radar satellite imagery acquired with the company’s SAR satellite constellation. Helsinki, FINLAND – October 13, 2020 – Finnish New Space leader ICEYE today announced access to ICEYE's Public Archive, containing nearly 18,000 …

Deforestation and Forest Degradation Monitoring with SAR Satellite Imagery

Over the last years, the reduction of forested areas worldwide has been increasing dramatically. Satellite images are a reliable source to identify and verify the extent and the level of forest loss. Forests cover 31% of the land area on our planet. Worldwide forest destruction has be…
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Iceye Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Iceye founded?

    Iceye was founded in 2015.

  • Who are Iceye key executives?

    Iceye's key executives are Rafal Modrzewski, Pekka Laurila and Jerry Welsh.

  • How many employees does Iceye have?

    Iceye has 201 employees.

  • Who are Iceye competitors?

    Competitors of Iceye include SPOT, Stratodyne and Earth Observant.

  • Where is Iceye headquarters?

    Iceye headquarters is located at Maarintie 6, Espoo.

  • Where are Iceye offices?

    Iceye has an office in Espoo.

  • How many offices does Iceye have?

    Iceye has 1 office.