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HawkEye 360 launches third satellite cluster, expands capabilities

1st December 2021 - 17:15 GMT | by Wilder Alejandro Sanchez in Washington DC

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HawkEye satellite on show at AOC 2021. (Photo: Wilder Alejandro Sanchez)

US-based RF data and geospatial analytics specialist covers areas of interest such as the South China Sea.

Virginia-based HawkEye 360  displayed its HawkEye satellite at the 2021 Association of Old Crows annual symposium in Washington DC. 

The goal for 2022, a company representative explained to Shephard on 30 November, is to launch three additional clusters comprising nine satellites overall. The long-term goal is to operate a 20-cluster HawkEye constellation for space-based RF data and geospatial analysis.

HawkEye 360 launched its first cluster of three Pathfinder satellites in December 2018. The ageing satellites are semi-retired but continue to transmit data. Two clusters were launched in 2021, each consisting of three HawkEye satellites. The most recent launch occurred in

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