WOW…What a start into 2018. ICEYE, the VC backed NewSpace StartUp from Finnland, just launched their next generation radar satellite on a PSLV into earth’s orbit and we have one of the limited interviews with them.
With their novel SAR technology, they want to change the earth observation market and are off for a good start. In November 2017 we had the chance to speak to Pekka Laurila, the Co-Founder and CFO of the company, about their business, technology and how they started. He also answers the question why they had to rent an icebreaker and a plane in the early days of their company! ICEYE is definitely one of the coolest European Space Startups. Learn how a few cool guys founded a company straight out of university, raised more than 20 million $ venture capital and launched cutting edge technology into space.
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– Aalto-1: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aalto-1
– Tekes Funding: www.businessfinland.fi/
– Horizon 2020: ec.europa.eu/programmes/horizon2020/
– ICEYE: www.iceye.com/
– Reaktor SpaceLab: reaktorspace.com/
– True Ventures: https://trueventures.com/
The NewSpaceVision Team.