Satellite maker opens Irvine headquarters

Finnish satellite maker Iceye recently opened its U.S. headquarters in Irvine. It will use the facility to research, develop and build satellites and serve as a mission-operations center for U.S.-licensed spacecraft. Iceye provides government and corporate customers with satellite imagery, according to its website. The company’s radar imaging makes it possible to see the Earth’s surface at any time of day or night, it says. Iceye plans to launch 10 satellites this year, an increase from four in 2019. The company listed Irvine’s “amazing pool of talent” among the reasons for locating its headquarters here.