RapidEye Wins Contract for Imagery of Brazil

By | October 2, 2009 | Government, ST Briefs

[Satellite TODAY 10-02-09] RapidEye received a contract to supply the Brazilian state of Bahia with satellite imagery through Santiago & Cintra Consultoria, its Brazilian distributor, RapidEye announced Oct. 1.
   RapidEye will provide the state of Bahia with updated land use information for decisions on environmental issues, agriculture and infrastructure. Multiple organizations are related to sustainable territorial planning will use the imagery to assist in decisionmaking processes. RapidEye has already delivered 250,000 square kilometers of imagery to the state in September.
   The company said it was selected because of its ability to return its spacecraft to an area multiple times until a low cloud cover image can be acquired. Bahia is a tropical area that is difficult to image with low cloud cover.

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