RapidEye Library Now Contains More Than 3 Million km² Of India

GIS / Earth Observation / Satellite Imagery / India

Brandenburg / Havel, Germany — May 26, 2010 — RapidEye, the only geospatial solutions provider to own and operate a constellation of five identical Earth Observation satellites, announced today that over 95% of India (over 3 Million square kilometers) of its satellite imagery is now available in the RapidEye Library.

Much of the country has been collected cloud-free, with the remainder containing less than 10% cloud cover. The image campaign began in January, however the majority of the imagery was collected within a period of about 8 weeks.

“Having virtually the entire country of India available is another testimonial to how quickly our system can cover large contiguous areas,” commented Wolfgang G. Biedermann, CEO of RapidEye. “With the announcement that we had collected our one Billionth square kilometer of imagery last month, we can quite confidently say that that the majority of our customers can find their area of interest either through our library or the RapidEye Geodata Kiosk.”

In addition to imagery over India, the RapidEye system has successfully completed full coverage campaigns over the United States, mexico, central Europe, China, Indochina and South Africa. Each of these countries and many more million square kilometers of Earth are available in the RapidEye Library which currently contains over one Billion square kilometers of RapidEye data products.

RapidEye images the Earth in unparalleled quantities and will continue to make its satellite imagery available through its library, which can be searched either through a local distributor or directly through its Customer Service department. If you would like inquire about RapidEye imagery over India or additional products from anywhere else on the globe, please send an email to Email Contact. To find a distributor in your area, please visit the RapidEye website at www.rapideye.de/distributors. Additionally, a selection of RapidEye products can be searched for, purchased and immediately downloaded through the RapidEye Geodata Kiosk at www.geodatakiosk.com.

About RapidEye AG

RapidEye is an ISO-certified geospatial information provider focused on integrating customized and industry specific solutions into the workflow of global customers in agriculture, forestry, energy, infrastructure, government, security and emergency. RapidEye experts and the satellite system – a constellation of five satellites capable of downloading over 4 million km² of high resolution, multi-spectral imagery per day, and a ground segment for processing and archiving data – allow for cost-effective customized services. The unique combination of large area coverage, high spatial resolution and the possibility of daily revisit to an area provide for superior management information solutions. Currently, more than 120 experts from more than 20 countries are employed by RapidEye, with plans to grow the team to 130 in 2010.

RapidEye benefits from a public-private partnership with the Space Agency of the German Aerospace Center (DLR), which is supported by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology. RapidEye is also cofinanced by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the State of Brandenburg in Germany.

For more information on ERDF please contact Email Contact.

For more information about RapidEye, please visit www.rapideye.de .

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