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HawkEye 360 Cluster 2 Satellites Achieve Initial Operating Capability; Alex Fox Quoted

Alex Fox EVP HawkEye 360
Alex Fox, EVP, HawkEye 360

HawkEye 360 announced that its Cluster 2 satellites meant to geolocate radio frequency signals and deliver RF geospatial intelligence data to customers have completed functional testing and reached initial operating capability status.

Cluster 2 is composed of three satellites that launched in January aboard a SpaceX-built Falcon 9 rocket and features GNSS antenna to detect GPS interference and increased computing capabilities capabilities for onboard data processing, HawkEye 360 said Wednesday.

Alex Fox, an executive vice president of HawkEye 360, said Cluster 2 and its ground systems reflect the company’s efforts to field capabilities in support of customers’ evolving RF data and analytics requirements.

“In conjunction with Mission Space — our RF analytics platform — we are opening the door for customers across a wide array of industries to seamlessly harness valuable RF insights to further their operational objectives,” Fox added.

The company plans to deploy five more clusters of satellites for its baseline constellation between June 2021 through 2023 to help monitor developing environmental, defense and security situations. Cluster 3 is expected to lift off in June, followed by Cluster 4 in October.

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Written by Jane Edwards

is a staff writer at Executive Mosaic, where she writes for ExecutiveBiz about IT modernization, cybersecurity, space procurement and industry leaders’ perspectives on government technology trends.

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