Brandenburg / Havel, Germany, October 14, 2011 – RapidEye, a leader in wide area, repetitive coverage of Earth through its constellation of five satellites announced today that it has secured a multimillion Euro contract with the European Space Agency (ESA).
“This contract is for a full coverage of Europe.” said Dr. Marcus Apel, Market Manager for European Governments at RapidEye. “We are looking forward to a successful completion of this project and the opportunity to demonstrate within the European Community the quality and speed with which RapidEye can complete such a mission.”
RapidEye will deliver 39 full country coverages over Europe in varying resolutions. ESA has requested a delivery time line for the project which calls for one third of Europe by November this year and complete delivery by the end of 2012.
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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 4 million square kilometers of earth every day, and amassed 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 a natural choice for many industries and government agencies. RapidEye: Delivering the World. www.rapideye.de.
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