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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 CultureB+

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Employees (est.) (Jul 2021)267(+4%)

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

$87.3 m

Time since last funding

10 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

Oct, 2019Apr, 2020

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Iceye News and Updates

Iceye establishes office to serve Japanese market

Iceye is expanding to serve the Japanese market with the support of Makoto Higashi, the former Japan Space Imaging Corp. CEO and president, who will serve as Iceye’s general manager in Japan. SpaceNews

ESA adds Iceye data to Third Party Mission portfolio

The European Space Agency plans to offer researchers free access to Iceye’s synthetic aperture radar imagery. SpaceNews

Iceye unveils new wide-area imaging capability

Iceye unveiled a new product May 10, imagery of areas as large as 10,000 square kilometers captured with its synthetic-aperture radar satellites. SpaceNews

Iceye establishes U.S. headquarters and manufacturing facility in Irvine, California

Iceye has established a satellite manufacturing facility, research and development laboratory, and mission operations center for U.S.-licensed spacecraft at its new Iceye US headquarters in Irvine, California. SpaceNews

Iceye releases images from latest SAR satellites

Iceye published the first images Feb. 25 from three synthetic aperture radar satellites the Finnish company launched in January on a SpaceX rideshare mission. SpaceNews

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
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Iceye Blogs

Towards Predicting Tomorrow

It is interesting to look down on planet earth from orbit and see events as they are happening. But wouldn’t it be even better to be able to observe what is happening now and anticipate what might happen next? This is called “predictive intelligence”, and with ICEYE’s Daily Coherent Grou…

ICEYE First in the World to Achieve Revolutionary Daily Coherent Ground Track Repeat

ICEYE’s new radar satellite imaging capability allows coherent change detection every 24 hours of selected locations, which further enables automated persistent monitoring. This capability complements the frequent access radar satellite imaging that ICEYE has been delivering for several …

Streamline Claims Management Processes with Improved Data Speed, Quality, and Scale

In the 2020 Intelligent Insurers Claims Survey1, 91% of executives agreed that boosting customers' experience of claims was their primary objective — and over 60% were planning to invest in new technologies to deliver on that objective.

ICEYE Expands Satellite Offering in Japan, Makoto Higashi Joins as General Manager for Local Business Operations

Mr. Higashi has a more than 40-year track record of leadership in satellite data, aerospace and business operations. Helsinki, FINLAND – June 23, 2021 – ICEYE, the global leader in persistent monitoring of the Earth with radar satellite imaging, announced today it has partnered with Mak…

ICEYE Approved as Full ESA Earthnet Third Party Mission - The Programme Opens Access to ICEYE SAR Data for Researchers and Developers

ICEYE radar satellite data is now fully integrated into The ESA Third Party Missions (TPM) programme, which allows for sponsored SAR (synthetic-aperture radar) data access to researchers and Earth Observation (EO) application developers. Helsinki, FINLAND – June 10, 2021 – ICEYE, Finnis…

Four Tips on Utilizing Data to Enhance Your Claims Process

Customers typically contact their insurer during situations where they need to make a claim. Meeting expectations at this crucial touchpoint can be the difference between achieving customer excellence or losing a customer: 83% of policyholders who experience a bad claim process will swit…
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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 267 employees.

  • Who are Iceye competitors?

    Competitors of Iceye include Stratodyne, Urban Sky 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.