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RapidEyes 1-5
The RapidEye Constellation

The RapidEye Constellation

SSTL manufactured five SSTL-150 platforms for the RapidEye constellation which launched in 2008.

RapidEye is a commercial small satellite mission developed by MacDonald Dettwiler & Associates (MDA). This unique system enables unprecedented global monitoring of the Earth’s surface. The mission provides rapid delivery of land information products and services to the agricultural industry for crop monitoring and mapping, yield predictions and natural disaster assessment.

The constellation provides:

Daily revisit
Multispectral imagery
6.5m GSD resolution

The RapidEye Constellation is now owned and managed by Planet.
 

Satellite Data

Name:
RapidEye platforms 1-5

Customer:
MacDonald Dettwiler Associates (prime) for RapidEye GmbH

Mission:
Earth Observation

Mass:
153kg

Platform:
SSTL-150

Launch Data

Launch Date:
29 August 2008

Launch Site:
Baikonur, Kazakhstan

Launcher:
DNEPR

Orbit:

Press Releases

  • 29/08/2008: RapidEye constellation launched successfully

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