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ICEYE Launches New APIs to Enable Faster Access to SAR Data

Taj Mahal image taken using ICEYE satellite. Credit ICEYE
Taj Mahal image taken using ICEYE satellite. Credit ICEYE

Ibadan, 8 May 2024. – ICEYE has announced the launch of two new application programming interfaces (APIs) that will give customers faster access to imagery from its SAR satellite constellation through a self-driven, automated process.

The first API automates the satellite tasking process, enabling machine-to-machine interactions for this critical step. Customers who have built their own platforms to access commercial tasking services may now seamlessly integrate into the ICEYE space and ground architecture without a human-in-the-loop. The second API automates the process for customers to request SAR imagery from ICEYE’s extensive catalog of over 60,000 archive images.

The launch of the API marks an important expansion in how the Company fields customer requests for SAR satellite data.  Furthermore, with the launch of the new APIs, customers can choose between API-based automation or continue to engage with ICEYE’s 24-7 customer support team. All ICEYE customers undergo an extensive security review to ensure any SAR imagery accessed is used appropriately and shared with trusted parties.

John Cartwright, SVP and Head of Data Products at ICEYE commented, “We are happy to announce this new service, which makes the world’s largest SAR satellite constellation even more accessible to our customers.” Cartwright also explained, “Customers increasingly seek to integrate access to the ICEYE SAR constellation, the largest in the world, through their own platforms. The end-to-end workflow automation we are releasing today puts this power directly in their hands so they can make smarter, data-driven decisions in near real-time.”

Similarly, Eric Jensen, CEO of ICEYE US, added, “The new APIs enable efficient access to data from ICEYE’s constellation like never before. We conduct rigorous security checks with all prospective customers, and those who meet ICEYE’s stringent standards will benefit from unprecedented access to ICEYE SAR data.”

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