Brandenburg/Havel, November 27, 2008 – RapidEye is pleased to announce the “opening” of their new Image Gallery on their website (www.rapideye.de). The Image Gallery will feature high resolution satellite images taken from around the world by RapidEye’s constellation of five spacecraft. RapidEye plans to update the Image Gallery regularly as new, exciting images become available.
“RapidEye’s Image Gallery highlights a small sample of the images provided lately by our satellites and makes them accessible to everyone.” comments Michael Prechtel, Head of RapidEye’s Marketing and Sales.
System commissioning and calibration activities are advancing. “Having obtained good images from each of the five cameras makes us confident that all cameras work well,” says Wolfgang Biedermann, CEO of RapidEye. “We are making good progress in tuning a large number of system parameters that have to be just
right, in order to generate the high quality our customers expect from us. The images posted in the Image Gallery show the first results.”
The new gallery currently includes six images in South America and the U.S. Among these are the area around the volcano Tunupa in Bolivia, oil fields in the vicinity of Odessa, Texas, as well as an agricultural area near São Paulo, Brazil.
All images can be viewed on RapidEye’s website at www.rapideye.de/home/news/gallery/.
RapidEye successfully launched their constellation of satellites at the end of August, and is currently moving closer to completing final testing and calibration activities that will allow for commercial operations.
Please note that these images are provided for viewing purposes only. Commissioning and calibration activities are still in progress. The image gallery can be viewed at www.rapideye.de/home/news/gallery/.
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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 90 experts from more than 20 countries are employed by RapidEye, with plans to grow the team to 140 by early 2009.
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