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 suppliment its own internal projects for research and application development.
RapidEye's archive data is now available to the scientific user community from 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.
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. With a constellation of five Earth Observation satellites, RapidEye images up to 5 million square kilometers of earth every day, and adds at least one billion square kilometers of imagery to its archive every year. Online searching and viewing of its massive collection of imagery is quick and easy with EyeFind, RapidEye's archive discovery tool. 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.