RapidEye Has Collected 'Lion's Share'
Brandenburg/Havel, Germany, March 29, 2011 – RapidEye, the only geospatial solutions provider to own and operate a constellation of five identical Earth Observation satellites, announced today that it has recently completed an extensive imagery campaign over Africa.The campaign, which ran for 25 weeks from September of 2010 until March 1, 2011 produced over 107 Million km² of the continent of Africa which is now available for purchase from the RapidEye Archive.
“This is another amazing demonstration of what our system is capable of achieving,” commented Michael Oxfort, RapidEye's Head of Engineering. “We tasked our satellites to acquire over 4,200 takes over the entire continent of Africa. Many areas of rainforest, such The Democratic Republic of the Congo, have been collected with great success and very little cloud cover.”
In recent weeks, RapidEye has signed on two new Sales Partners in Africa, with more on the way.
The RapidEye Archive now contains more than 90% of the continent of Africa with less than 10% cloud coverage. Many areas have been imaged multiple times since the RapidEye satellites became commercially operational 25 months ago. If you interested in an area in Africa or any other continent, please send inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
RapidEye is a provider of quality high-resolution satellite imagery and derived geo-information products. With a constellation of five Earth Observation satellites, RapidEye images over 5 Million square kilometers of Earth every day, and has amassed over 2 billion square kilometers in its archive in just over two years of commercial operation. With an unprecedented combination of wide area repetitive coverage and five meter pixel size multi-spectral imagery, RapidEye is an obvious and cost-effective choice for many industries and government agencies.
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