RapidEye Completes Second Coverage of China in Two Years

RapidEye, the only geospatial solutions provider to own and operate a constellation of five identical Earth Observation satellites, announced today that the second coverage of China for the Ministry of Land and Resources (MLR) in as many years has been delivered. The imagery campaign, which ran from August 1, 2010 through January 11, 2011 was intended to cover almost 5.8 Million square kilometers; 60% of the country. The project was successfully delivered and accepted by the MLR in the first week of February.

Previously, the MLR, a government entity in China responsible for planning, administration, protection and rational utilization of the country’s natural resources, contracted RapidEye to deliver 80% (7.8 Million km²) of China over the same time frame last year. During each collection of China for the MLR, RapidEye delivered the bulk of the project several weeks ahead of schedule and with an average cloud cover of 5%; half of what originally had been requested by the customer.

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.

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