Germany: RapidEye has imaged one billion square kilometres of the surface of the Earth since it became commercially operational on February 4, 2009. All of the data collected over the last 14 months is available in the RapidEye library which contains multiple datasets including the freshest images imaged just a few minutes or hours earlier.
The newest coverage of the Somalian-Ethiopian border was acquired by RapidEye 1 (Tachys), made the collection of one billion square kilometres complete. One billion square kilometres represents approximately seven times the Earth’s landmass.
Wolfgang G. Biedermann, CEO of RapidEye said, “This milestone in our history is concrete evidence of one of the key benefits of the RapidEye system. We can collect massive amounts of data very quickly and repetitively image areas of high interest. We have been imaging the Earth for just over a year now and have already covered one billion square kilometres, which is amazing for such a short period of time.”
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