RapidEye is planning to operate the mission to deliver agricultural land information products and services such as crop monitoring and mapping, yield prediction, and natural disaster assessment.
Insurance and food companies, farmers, government and other agencies and institutions throughout the world will regularly receive up-to-date products and services of the highest quality. In addition RapidEye will offer unique and highly competitive products to cartography customers. The mission will permit daily information updates of RapidEye's target market areas.
MDA will be the prime contractor on the RapidEye project, and will also participate in marketing and product development efforts.
The Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC) is acting as the contracting agency between MDA and RapidEye AG. CCC, a Government of Canada Crown corporation, facilitates over $1 billion in exports each year.
RapidEye Satellite Constellation in One Orbital Plane (small | large | eps image)
For more information, please consult the attached backgrounder and datasheet.