US: Geoimage has signed a distribution agreement with BlackBridge to market and sell RapidEye products throughout the world. RapidEye is a unique satellite option offering a five fives solution: 5 satellites 5m resolution 5 spectral bands up to 5 million sq km collected every day 5 billion sq km in archive The five-satellite RapidEye constellation offers enhanced earth observation capabilities to its customers. The combination of large area coverage, frequent revisit intervals, high-resolution and multispectral capabilities are unrivalled in the industry.
Environmental monitoring and mapping of deforestation and forest degradation has become quite a priority and with the RapidEye constellation, Geoimage are now able to offer clients a large area solution, especially over cloudy areas such as Papua New Guinea and Indonesia. The red edge band together with the broad area coverage and speedy capture time is ideal for assessing change detection of land based features, assessment of current land use, disaster response and reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation. RapidEye satellite data has been used to enforce environmental law in Brazil. Through continual monitoring with RapidEye satellite data, the hope is that it will assist identify forest degradation, slow down illegal deforestation and in time, put an end to both in these countries.