Jul 07, 2010

RapidEye Partners With 3G In Libya and Tunisia

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Brandenburg / Havel, Germany, July 6, 2010 – RapidEye, the only geospatial solutions provider to own and operate a constellation of five identical Earth Observation satellites, announced today that it has signed a contract with the German GeoConsultants Group (3G) to be its distributor in Libya and Tunisia.

John Ahlrichs, Vice President of RapidEye commented, “We are very pleased to have 3G join our global distributor network as our first distributor in Africa. We know their extensive consulting experience and their understanding of the North African market will prove invaluable in developing wide area mapping and monitoring opportunities in these diverse North African nations.”

Karem Ben Khaled, Executive Director at 3G said, “We are very excited to become RapidEye’s distributor. To our customers in Libya and Tunisia, the RapidEye satellite system provides unique capabilities and benefits for environmental and especially agricultural monitoring, but also for the rapid and accurate topographic mapping for very large areas.”

Currently, RapidEye continues to build its worldwide network of distributors in order to facilitate easy access to RapidEye products in their customers’ own language and region. For a full list of RapidEye’s distributors, please visit www.rapideye.de/distributors

About German GeoConsultants Group (3G)

3G is a joint venture between German and local consulting and geospatial service providers. 3G thinks globally and acts with local knowledge, to serve clients with an international best-practice approach, providing services in all areas of geospatial engineering.

The 3G group structure is flexible enough to serve both large government clients and private industry. 3G adapts to the required services and resources of clients and determines together with our clients the best consulting, training and data services approach.

Above all, 3G’s focus as consultants and service providers is on best-practice, quality, and integrity, providing and implementing the right solutions for our clients. www.3g-consult.de

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 120 experts from more than 20 countries are employed by RapidEye, with plans to grow the team to 130 in 2010.

RapidEye benefits from a public-private partnership with the Space Agency of
the German Aerospace Center (DLR), which is supported by the Federal Ministry
of Economics and Technology. RapidEye is also co-financed by the European
Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the State of Brandenburg in Germany. For
more information on ERDF please contact efreinfo@mw.brandenburg.de.

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

RapidEye Contact
RapidEye AG
Molkenmarkt 30
14776 Brandenburg a. d. Havel, Germany
press@rapideye.de