This Monday, November 19 HawkEye 360’s first cluster of small satellites is expected to launch into orbit aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 as part of Spaceflight’s SSO-A: SmallSat Express mission, the largest single rideshare mission from a US-based launch vehicle to date.
Once in orbit, HawkEye 360’s satellites will fly in formation in order to identify and geolocate a broad set of radio frequency (RF) signals from emitters such as push-to-talk radios, radar systems, AIS beacons, VSAT terminals and emergency beacons. HawkEye 360 will then use proprietary algorithms to draw out actionable insights for applications such as:
Identify ships misrepresenting their location, which can indicate illicit maritime activities, such as illegal fishing and weapons trafficking
Support search and rescue teams during natural disasters and other emergency situations
Help manage the use of spectrum — a finite resource
HawkEye 360 is first to commercialize RF geospatial analytics using formation flying satellites.
More information about HawkEye 360 can be found at www.he360.com.
Launch date: 1:32 p.m. EST on Monday, November 19