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 companyâ€™s efforts to field capabilities in support of customersâ€™ evolving RF data and analytics requirements.
â€œIn conjunction with Mission Space â€” our RF analytics platform â€” we are opening the door for customers across a wide array of industries to seamlessly harness valuable RF insights to further their operational objectives,â€ 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.