A suitcase-size satellite's big image of frozen earth below
Mon, Jan 29, 2018 - 5:50 AM
Above: Iceye-X1, which weighs less than 220 pounds, uses a technology known as synthetic aperture radar to map Earth's surface.
Above: A photo provided by Iceye of an image made by the Iceye-X1 satellite showing the Noatak National Preserve in northwest Alaska, on Jan 15.
ABOUT two weeks ago, a satellite called Iceye-X1 hitched a ride into orbit aboard an Indian rocket. It's about the size of a suitcase and has already sent its first picture, constructed out of microwave radar reflections, back to Earth.