RapidEye trade mission is a constellation of 5 multispectral microsatellite, launched on August 29, 2008 in a single Russian rocket (DNEPR-1). The control is made by German private company. The development of the mission took place in partnership with Canadian company astronautics, which provided the pre-processing of data systems and satellite images storage. On the world stage, the advantage offered by the RapidEye is the ability to produce sets of images from any Earth point soon, so that it can be used for event monitoring in agriculture, cartography, forestry, governments, insurance companies and other requiring faster data update.
Each satellite has its own name, as follows: Tachys, Mati, Trochia, Choros and Choma. The Ministry of the Environment (MMA) acquired full coverage of Brazil in the RapidEye satellite images. From the signing of technical cooperation agreements with the MMA, public bodies can use them in actions and research. Government employees should check with DGI/INPE if their institution has an according with the MMA, to be able to access these images by INPE catalog.
|Operator / Responsible Institution||RapidEye AG|
|Orbit Period||96,7 min|
|Revisit Time||1 dia|
|Spatial Resolution||6,5 m (nadir) e 5 m para ortoimagens|