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The RapidEye constellation of five Earth Observation satellites has been in operation since February of 2009. The system images a 77 kilometre wide swath, which produces more than five million square kilometres of earth every day for its archive and over one billion km2 every year.

RapidEye's sensors produce imagery in five spectral bands (Red, Green, Blue, Red Edge and Near Infrared). Over 70% of RapidEye's imagery has a view angle of less than 10°, as the view angle of RapidEye imagery is always less than 20°. The system also has the capability for daily revisit to any point on earth. Each of the five satellites are identically calibrated so that images between satellites are indistinguishable from each other.

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EOLI-SA maintenance - 19 April 2017

18 April 2017

Due to scheduled maintenance activities, searching for some Third Party Missions collections in the EOLI-SA Catalogue may temporarily be unavailable on Wednesday 19 April 2017, from 09:00 to 17:00 CEST.

RapidEye Collections: New access via Static Map

08 July 2016

ESA is pleased to announce that three RapidEye ESA collections are now available after Fast Registration through the Static Map for immediate HTTP download:

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Operators Planet Labs
Date of Launch 29 August 2008
Mission Status Operating nominally in 2016
Orbit Height 630 km
Orbit Type Sun-synchronous
Repeat Cycle The average coverage repeat period over mid-attitude regions (e.g. Europe and North America) is 5.5 days at nadir, 1 day at off-nadir.
Resolution 6.5 m, resampled to 5m pixel size
Swath Width 77 km
Onboard Sensors REIS (RapidEye Earth Imaging System)