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ICEYE US to Begin Providing Satellite Data for NASA Earth Science Requirements

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ICEYE US to Begin Providing Satellite Data for NASA Earth Science Requirements

Satellite observation data provider ICEYE US has received its first synthetic-aperture radar data task order under a blanket purchase agreement with NASA announced in April. The data will be provided to the scientific and academic communities to evaluate if the information is suitable for pursuing NASA’s Earth Science research objectives.

The ICEYE-NASA agreement is the first example of the agency gaining data access from a radar-imaging constellation and thousands of archived ICEYE images. The data gathered will support the advanced time series analysis of Earth’s surface, measurements previously not available to NASA, ICEYE said.

The company’s BPA with NASA covers five years and is funded by the Earth Science Division of the Science Mission Directorate managing NASA’s Commercial Smallsat Data Acquisition program.

Under its NASA agreement, ICEYE will receive fixed-price BPA calls, each worth up to $7 million. 

Eric Jensen, ICEYE’s CEO, cites the CSDA as an example of NASA leveraging private-sector investments for public benefit. ICEYE provides NASA the SAR data with broad licensing authority to maximize their collaborative utility for research.

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