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GIM Official distributor of RapidEye imagey

(09/2012). RapidEye is a constellation of 5 multispectral remote sensing satellites launched on the 29th of August 2008.

As they are equally spaced on a single orbit, daily image of any point on the Earth can be collected. This constellation is also particularly suited for rapid large area collection. RapidEye provides images with a spatial resolution of 5 m in five spectral bands. It was the first commercial satellite to offer a red-edge band. This band is really useful for measuring variances in vegetation and monitoring vegetation growth and health.

  • Launch date : 29th August 2008
  • Orbit : 97,8°, sun-synchronous
  • Orbital altitude : 630 km
  • Viewing angle : Max +/- 25° off-nadir
  • Equator crossing time : 11.00 am solar time
  • Revisit time : dayly (off nadir / 5,5 days (at nadir)
  • Swath width : 77 km at nadir
  • Resolution : 6,5 m (5 m after resampling)
  • Radiometric resolution : 12 bits per pixel
  • Geolocational accuracy (without GCP) : 12,7 m CE90%
  • Spectral range : 0,440 – 0,510 µm (blue) 0,520 – 0,590 µm (green) 0,630 – 0,685 µm (red) 0,690 – 0,730 µm (red edge) 0,760 – 0,850 µm (near infrared)
  • Product types : Basic and Ortho products, stereo are available
  • Price : pricing per km²
  • Area of interest: Irregular polygon, minimum width 10 km², no donut shapes
  • Minimum order size : 500 km² for archive imagery 3500 km² for new acquistions
  • Standard acquisition window new imagery: 45 days
  • Tasking : Possible
  • Application examples : Topographic mapping up to 1:25.000 Damage assessment Crop mapping Change detection

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