Posted on November 15th, 2012

New RapidEye White Paper

Are you working on a monitoring project for agriculture, forestry or water quality? Or perhaps you are just interested in learning out more about the RapidEye imaging system? If so, there is a new white paper that summarizes the value of RapidEye’s red edge band. A bibliography accompanies the white paper for those seeking a more detailed handling of the topics covered in the document which can be downloaded here.

You can find out more about the RapidEye imaging system here or by contacting Apollo Mapping at (303) 993-3863 or at

The RapidEye Constellation

RapidEye is a constellation of five 5-meter medium resolution satellites each offering five spectral bands of information. The RapidEye constellation offers a daily revisit time to every location on the planet with a huge footprint that is 77-km wide. The data is priced competitively with a starting cost of $1.28 per square kilometer for all five spectral bands – academics receive a discount on this price. RapidEye adds a fifth band, the red edge, to the ‘traditional’ multispectral set of blue, green, red and near-infrared (NIR). The additional spectral data available in the red edge band allows users to extract more useful land ‘information’ than can be extracted from traditional 4-band imagery sources.

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