Brandenburg / Havel, Germany, November 08, 2012 – RapidEye, a leader in high-resolution, wide area repetitive coverage of earth through its constellation of five satellites, announced today that it is now part of the European Space Agency's (ESA) Third Party Mission (TPM) Program.
Through this program, ESA provides data to the European and international scientific user community, as well as to supplement its own internal projects for application development and research.
RapidEye's archive data is now available to ESA member states (including Canada), the European Commission Member States, as well as Africa and China (as part of the Dragon program) through project proposal submission on ESA's Earthnet Online Portal.
ESA's TPM scheme has been in effect for more than 30 years and is funded under ESA's Earthnet activity. It currently includes over fifteen active missions.
For more information about the TPM program and instructions on how to apply for RapidEye data, visit the ESA website at: http://earth.esa.int
RapidEye is a leading provider of quality high-resolution satellite imagery and derived geo-information products. With a constellation of five EO satellites, RapidEye images over 5 Million square kilometers of Earth every day and its archive of imagery grows by over one billion square kilometers every year. With an unprecedented combination of wide area repetitive coverage and five meter pixel size multi spectral imagery, RapidEye is a natural choice for many industries and government agencies.
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