Dec 21, 2010

RapidEye German Mosaic Now Available

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Brandenburg / Havel, Germany, December 21, 2010 – RapidEye, the only
geospatial solutions provider to own and operate a constellation of five
identical Earth Observation satellites, announced today that its first
large-scale mosaic is now available for purchase. Consisting of 750 tiles
covering 25 × 25 km² areas, this contiguous satellite image covers Germany in
its entirety.

Michael Prechtel, Marketing Director at RapidEye said, “With our high revisit
and acquisition capacities, we can provide up-to-date satellite imagery as
well as multi-temporal data sets. Our German mosaic can be used as reference
material for applications such as natural disasters, safety, environment,
agriculture, forestry, water conservation, transport and spatial planning.
For example, extensions of municipal and industrial areas, or changes in
forests, fields and meadows can be obtained. We have provided RapidEye’s
German mosaic to the Center for Satellite Based Crisis Information at the DLR
that will use it as a reference for crisis mapping.”

The Center for Satellite Based Crisis Information (ZKI) supports humanitarian
aid efforts in crisis regions with quick satellite image maps when a
disaster occurs. The ZKI is well integrated into national and international
networks and involved with the disaster management initiative (SPIDER) within
the United Nations (UN). The German mosaic was developed for the project
DeSecure, which aims to improve satellite-based crisis information in Germany

_Customers interested in RapidEye’s German Mosaic can 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 technical
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.
RapidEye benefits from a public-private partnership with the Space Agency of
the German Aerospace Center (DLR). RapidEye has also received funding from
the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), the federal republic of
Germany and the State of Brandenburg in Germany. For more information on ERDF
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