RapidEye Now Has the “Lion's Share” of Africa

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Brandenburg/Havel, Germany, March 29, 2011 – RapidEye, the only geospatial solutions provider to own and operate a constellation of five identical Earth Observation satellites, announced today that it has recently completed an extensive imagery campaign over Africa.

The campaign, which ran for 25 weeks from September of 2010 until March 1, 2011, produced over 107 Million km² of the continent of Africa which is now available for purchase from the RapidEye Library.

“This is another amazing demonstration of what our system is capable of achieving,” commented Michael Oxfort, RapidEye's Head of Engineering. “We tasked our satellites to acquire over 4,200 takes over the entire continent of Africa. Many areas of rainforest, such The Democratic Republic of the Congo, have been collected with great success and very little cloud cover.”

In recent weeks, RapidEye has signed on two new distributors in Africa, with more on the way. To find the most current list of RapidEye's worldwide distributors, please visit http://www.rapideye.de/home/aboutus/ distributors/index.html.

The RapidEye Library now contains more than 90% of Africa with less than 10% cloud coverage. Many areas have been imaged multiple times since the RapidEye satellites became commercially operational 25 months ago. Since February of 2009, the RapidEye system has collected more than 1.8 Billion square kilometers of imagery world-wide. If you interested in an area over Africa or any other continent, please send inquiries to Email Contact.

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 130 experts from more than 20 countries are employed by RapidEye.

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



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