Aker Arctic and ICEYE to provide satellite based ice information
Aker Arctic Technology Inc., the leading designer of the ice class vessels and ICEYE, the leader in synthetic-aperture radar (SAR) technology for microsatellites, today announced an agreement to develop and provide ice information and related services for customers operating in icy conditions. Combining new SAR data from ICEYE's microsatellites with data from maritime environments provides opportunity for new and cost-efficient services to marine users. During a one-year pilot phase Aker Arctic aims to develop and test these services with its partners. In addition to this, ICEYE is launching two more SAR satellites to continue to increase data availability. The program's aim is to increase situational awareness in polar sea areas.
Aker Artic sees benefits in this new SAR data as a way to improve understanding of ice conditions in certain specific areas, thus also supporting the development on new shipping routes and maritime construction. With extensive experience in Arctic sea technology and the greater maritime industry, Aker Arctic will utilize ICEYE’s SAR data, collected with satellites such as ICEYE-X1, to extend and improve services to the customers of Aker Arctic.
ICEYE is on track to launch its next SAR-enabled satellite, ICEYE-X2, as soon as during this summer. Providing high resolution images and extensive global data, ICEYE’s goal is to launch a constellation of up to 18 SAR satellites to allow users to accurately image any point on Earth every few hours.
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