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MDA to supply RapidEye’s direct downlink solutions

Brandenburg / Havel, Germany – RapidEye, the geospatial solutions provider to own and operate its own satellite constellation, has reached a new contractual agreement with MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (MDA). This partnership will allow MDA to be the sole supplier of direct downlink solutions for RapidEye’s international ground station customers.

MDA, RapidEye’s prime contractor, conducted the commissioning period on both the space and ground segment in which system performance and product quality have been thoroughly measured, analysed and verified.

As part of the agreement with MDA, RapidEye’s international ground station customers will be provided with ground systems capable of programming, receiving and processing imagery from RapidEye’s constellation of five satellites.