The ever-increasing dominance of technology has reduced the size of its satellites to smaller dimensions, making it easier to take images under all conditions.
This is especially perceived as a threat to personal privacy. Google admitted late in 2017 that users were finding location data independently of their location settings. About a month later, the Chinese authorities were detained in just seven minutes, following the trail of a BBC reporter, demonstrating the ingenuity of their own tracking system. One way or another, the concept of ‘dictator’ is becoming a growing reality of our time. These continuous surveillances are likely to gain even more momentum with the contributions of ICEYE, a Finnish technology venture firm. The goal of ICEYE is to spend a day under the micro-radar fleet of under 100 kg.
These small satellites will be in the capacity to capture images from the weather or from the clock without a connection. They operate independently of the light and the temperature of the synthetic range radar (SAR). For this reason, they are regarded as ideal devices for use by government agencies, the military, and emergency relief teams.
These satellites are small enough to fit in a box of 80 x 60 x 50 cm and the length of their antenna is only 3.5 meters.
Rafal Modrzewski, CEO, and founder of ICEYE, told the BBC: “When we start this project, why do not you make a small SAR satellite that will cost just a few billion? “Because it is impossible,” they said. “But why?” “When we said they could not answer,” he says.
ICEYE succeeded in producing both high-functional and miniature satellites by using pieces sold in stores in the satellites he built. “When you go to pieces in stores, you go forward ten years. You get access to cutting-edge products, “says Madrzewski.
“Both cost and size are subject to change because these parts are manufactured at a size that fits perfectly in your phone. We are using the same pieces. ”
This ambitious company is naturally going to raise questions about privacy while continuing to pursue a full-fledged way to develop the satellite. Will this company detect what is viewable and invisible? Will the houses we live in to be kept under surveillance? Until today, the state that is in our homes and in our phones will start to rule in the sky with the increasing satellite technology.