HawkEye 360 has deployed its seventh cluster of next generation radio frequency sensing spacecraft to low Earth orbit to expand its constellation of RF signal mapping satellites.
The Cluster 7 trio has established communications with HawkEye 360 operations team after launching aboard SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California as part of the Transporter-7 small satellite rideshare mission, HawkEye 360 said Saturday.
With the latest cluster, the company now operates 21 LEO-based satellites to collect RF data and intelligence in the 15 to 18 gigahertz range.
“The continued expansion of our RF-sensing satellite constellation enables us to more quickly and accurately reveal global activities to make the world a safer and more secure place,” said John Serafini, CEO of HawkEye 360.
The launch comes after HawkEye 360’s Cluster 6 satellites enter an inclined orbit to collect more data in mid-latitude regions.