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Polish-Finnish firm creates pioneering, cloud-penetrating technology for camera-packing satellites

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Polish-Finnish firm creates pioneering, cloud-penetrating technology for camera-packing satellites

A Polish-Finnish company is revolutionizing the satellite imaging industry with new technology that can penetrate cloud, smoke and even steam to take images of the earth below.

ICEYE has developed its mini SAR (synthetic-aperture radar) technology which is already employed in satellites orbiting the planet. An image taken by an ICEYE satellite was used on December 9, 2019 by the BBC News website on its report about the White Island volcano eruption. The clear image was not obscured by ash, steam or cloud and could be used by the emergency response units. “The benefit of SAR is that you can see through clouds, sand storms, any weather conditions and while it is dark,” Rafał Modrzewski, co-founder and CEO of ICEYE, explained to TFN. […]

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