A New Reseller for RapidEye: Hatfield Group, April 14, 2011
RapidEye, the only geospatial solutions provider to own and operate a constellation of five identical Earth Observation satellites, announced today it has added Hatfield Consultants of Vancouver, Canada to its growing list of resellers. The recently signed contract between the two companies allows the Hatfield group to market and sell RapidEye products in Canada and the United States.
“This cooperation will help us to further strengthen our key position in the geo-environmental industry; not only in North America, but also in Africa and Asia,” commented Joerg Widmer, Market Manager USA West. “We are very happy to begin working on new opportunities around the globe with Hatfield Consultants and their network. We will specifically concentrate on sectors like REDD and carbon sequestration; industries which we feel have great growth potential for the future. One of RapidEye’s strongest selling points is our ability to image large areas of the globe in a very short time period. This will help Hatfield monitor rural developments and detect important environmental changes.”
Iunctus Geomatics Joins RapidEye’s Distribution Network, April 7, 2011
RapidEye, the only geospatial solutions provider to own and operate a constellation of five identical Earth Observation satellites, announced today that the Canadian company Iunctus Geomatics Corporation will join RapidEye’s growing distribution network. The agreement authorizes Iunctus to distribute RapidEye products in the United States and Canada.
“We really look forward to our new partnership with Iunctus,” said RapidEye’s Vice President John Ahlrichs. “They have a great sales team with deep partnerships in the government and commercial sectors that should result in sales for RapidEye. In addition, as a diversified company, we see many opportunities to develop future business partnerships.”
RapidEye Signs Distribution Agreement with African Company Ramani, March 31, 2011
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 distribution agreement with Ramani Geosystems located in Kenya.
The contract allows Ramani to distribute RapidEye products throughout the entire continent of Africa except Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia and Western Sahara.
“Ramani is our first sub-Saharan distributor and we are very excited about expanding our awareness an finding new customers on this continent,“ commented John Ahlrichs, Vice President of RapidEye. “Ramani’s market position in East Africa, their willingness to form partnerships with other companies and their interest in agressively promoting our data products were impressive and significant factors in our decision making process.“
RapidEye Has Collected ‘Lion’s Share’ of Africa, 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.”
RapidEye Satellites Immediately Directed to Japan, March 12, 2011
RapidEye, the only geospatial solutions provider to own and operate a constellation of five identical Earth Observation satellites, announced today that the first images of Japan following the tsunami and the preceding 8.8 magnitude earthquake are now available.
The Center for Satellite Based Crisis Information (ZKI) which is part of the German Aerospace Agency (DLR) contacted RapidEye shortly following the breaking news of the earthquake and resulting tsunami that hit Japan on Friday. The DLR is a member of the International Charter which is an organization working towards providing a unified system of space data acquisition to those affected by natural and man-made disasters.
The International Charter was activated on Friday by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). They will be using all the imagery and resulting analysis to provide as much knowledge about the disaster to the relief and governmental agencies who need it.
Additional before and after images available here
Fugro NPA RapidEye’s First Distributor in the UK, March 11, 2011
RapidEye, the only geospatial solutions provider to own and operate a constellation of five identical Earth Observation satellites, announced today that Fugro NPA Ltd. has signed an agreement with RapidEye to be its first reseller in the UK covering the territories of Britain and Ireland.
John Ahlrichs, Vice President of RapidEye commented, “Fugro NPA is a great addition to our distribution network. Their long history supporting the British market in addition to their leading role as a geospatial center of excellence with the Fugro Group will increase availability and use of our imagery worldwide.” David Morten, Managing Director of Fugro NPA said, “We are pleased to have been selected to be part of the RapidEye distributor network and expand our satellite data solutions, in particular our ability to offer enhanced monitoring service capabilities.”
RapidEye Completes Second Coverage of China in Two Years, February 17, 2011
RapidEye, the only geospatial solutions provider to own and operate a constellation of five identical Earth Observation satellites, announced today that the second coverage of China for the Ministry of Land and Resources (MLR) in as many years has been delivered.
The imagery campaign, which ran from August 1, 2010 through January 11, 2011 was intended to cover almost 5.8 Million square kilometers; 60% of the country. The project was successfully delivered and accepted by the MLR in the first week of February.
“The MLR was so impressed with RapidEye’s quick coverage and delivery of the country during the 2009-2010 growing season that when discussing an additional coverage this year, RapidEye was the obvious choice,“ said Sun Bing, CEO of Beijing East Dawn Information Technology Co., Ltd (EDIT), RapidEye’s Chinese distributor.
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