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Leola Moss and Steve Young join ICEYE

(27 February 2019 - ICEYE) ICEYE today announced the appointment of Leola Moss, a seasoned satellite imaging and aerospace professional, as Vice President, Product Delivery and Operations and of Steve Young, a seasoned space and aerospace professional, as Vice President, Business Development and Sales.

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Leola Moss, Vice President, Product Delivery and Operations, ICEYE (courtesy: ICEYE)

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Steve Young, Vice President, Business Development and Sales, ICEYE (courtesy: ICEYE)

Prior to joining ICEYE, Leola worked as the director of pipeline operations for Planet Labs and spent three years as a senior program manager for Google. Her extensive background includes positions at Skybox Imaging, GeoEye, Space Imaging, and the United States Air Force.

With Leola’s guidance, ICEYE aims to ensure ideal reliability and timeliness for the company’s SAR satellite data products, and to exceed customer expectations with the rapidly increasing quantity of commercially accessible imaging capacity.

“ICEYE's SAR satellite constellation is growing at a substantial rate, with five more satellite launches already confirmed for this year,” said Leola Moss, ICEYE Vice President, Product Delivery and Operations. “The radar data products we already have available, and some of which we are developing, are a phenomenal upgrade to Earth observation data users. I am excited and feel privileged to join ICEYE in creating completely new value for global satellite data customers.”

“Leola Moss will be a tremendous new asset and resource for the ICEYE organization,” said Rafal Modrzewski, CEO and co-founder of ICEYE. “Her extensive background in managing satellite imaging operations will help our organization ensure we are delivering what our customers ultimately need - timely and reliable SAR data. We are thrilled to have her join the team.”

Prior to joining ICEYE, Steve worked at BAE Systems, most recently as Campaign Director, Typhoon and Chief of Staff. In 2015, he helped co-found the New Space company Earth-i, a high-resolution satellite imaging provider, after a previous role as the Head of Business Development and Sales for Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL). In 2011 he was made fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society.

With Young’s guidance, ICEYE aims to develop its business alongside the company’s technology, service, value proposition and market offering.

“The team at ICEYE is already delivering SAR imaging from satellites so small, that they were deemed impossible just a few years ago,” said Steve Young, Vice President, Business Development and Sales, ICEYE. “We’re providing a value proposition that hasn't been available before now and I feel extremely privileged to have the opportunity to be a part of this exciting and innovative organization.”

“Steve Young brings ICEYE the kind of experience and expertise that helps us focus on the value we create for our customers, while we continue to grow,” said Rafal Modrzewski, CEO and co-founder, ICEYE. “We are looking forward to his contributions in supporting and furthering ICEYE’s goals to provide customers with the most timely, reliable SAR data available.”

ICEYE launched its second satellite mission, ICEYE-X2, on Dec. 3, 2018. ICEYE plans to continue launching additional SAR satellites to extend the company’s SAR satellite constellation, supporting a wide range of governmental and commercial industries, throughout 2019.


ICEYE empowers others to make better decisions in governmental and commercial industries by providing access to timely and reliable satellite imagery. The company is tackling this crucial lack of actionable information with world-first aerospace capabilities and a New Space approach. ICEYE’s radar satellite imaging service, with coverage of selected areas every few hours, both day and night, helps clients resolve challenges in sectors such as maritime, disaster management, insurance, finance, security and intelligence. ICEYE is the first organization in the world to successfully launch synthetic-aperture radar (SAR) satellites with a launch mass under 100 kg.