ICEYE Opens New Spacecraft Manufacturing Facility in Irvine, California, and expands US manufacturing, research and customer operations

ICEYE Opens New Spacecraft Manufacturing Facility in Irvine, California, and expands US manufacturing, research and customer operations

Press release from: ICEYE
Posted: Friday April 16, 2021

ICE, the world’s leading provider of permanent surveillance of the earth using its constellation of radar image satellites, announced today that it has opened a new manufacturing facility in Irvine, California. The company’s US headquarters will house the production of multiple spacecraft at the same time and contain a research and development laboratory, offices and a loyalty room. It is important that the Irvine The site also houses a Mission Operations Center for monitoring and operating US-licensed spacecraft.

“With our new manufacturing facility in the US, we will add significant next-generation capabilities to our space and ground segments,” he said Jerry Welsh, CEO of ICEYE US. “This provides us with the most reliable operational foundation and gives us the flexibility and efficiency to best serve the needs of our customers in the US government.”

In response to the company’s rapid growth and strong customer demand, ICEYE US is hiring talent with expertise in spacecraft engineering, assembly, integration and testing, project management, software development, ground support, sales and customer service. The company expects offices on the east and west coasts by mid-2021.

“Like other aerospace centers across the country, Southern California has a rich legacy of space, a huge talent pool, and an excellent base of suppliers and partners, “he said Deepak Grover, Vice President of Operations at ICEYE US. “We look forward to continuing our growth path and Irvine is the perfect place to set up our new facility. “

To better serve US customers, ICEYE has signed an agreement with In-Q-Tel to accelerate the delivery of cutting-edge functionality to US government organizations. In-Q-Tel identifies and works with companies that develop innovations that have both high national security implications and the potential for commercial success.

“ICEYE’s world-class SAR satellites and their market-leading global coverage enable coverage regardless of the time of day and weather conditions. We are pleased and pleased to be able to offer this technology to our government partners,” he said Simon Davidson, Managing Partner, In-Q-Tel and EVP, IQT Emerge.

“We are privileged to work with In-Q-Tel to deploy advanced technology that is relevant to our US customers,” he said Eric Jensen, President of ICEYE US. “Our new facility strengthens ICEYE’s ability to provide rapid decision-making insights, build assets for US missions, and meet the hybrid architecture requirements of the US government as a trusted commercial service provider.”

At any given time, most of the earth is covered with clouds or darkness. Unlike traditional earth observation satellites, ICEYE’s small radar imaging satellites can produce high-resolution images of earth areas in daylight, at night and through cloud cover. You can “see” every part of the earth several times a day. ICEYE has successfully launched 10 missions so far and operates the world’s largest fleet of commercial SAR (Synthetic Aperture Radar) satellites.

About ICEYE:

ICEYE offers commercial and government partners unmatched permanent surveillance capabilities for any location on earth. The company helps customers make informed, data-driven decisions to address time-sensitive challenges in various industries, to ensure the security of the infrastructure and to protect the environment. ICEYE’s radar satellite imaging service, which provides very frequent coverage day and night, helps clients solve challenges in sectors such as maritime, disaster management, insurance and finance. For more information, please visit: www.iceye.com

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