RapidEye Delivers Satellite Images of Chile's Damaged City of Concepción

Brandenburg / Havel, Germany, March 1st, 2010 – RapidEye, the only geospatial solutions provider to own and operate a constellation of five identical Earth Observation satellites, announced today that it has imaged the area next to the epicenter of Saturday’s heavy 8.8-magnitude earthquake in Chile.

The images cover a total area of 13,125 km² and show the most damaged area around the city of Concepción. They were taken on Saturday, February 27th, 2010 at around 11:00 a.m. local time, only a few hours after the earthquake hit the area at 3:34 a.m. in the morning local time. In order to be able to run change detection analyses, RapidEye also has images available of the very same area take a couple of days before the event.

RapidEye is concentrating on delivering these and future images of the region at no cost to governmental and non governmental help organizations and institutions in need of the most current Earth Observation information available for this region. If your organization is involved in emergency efforts for this devastating event, please contact sales@rapideye.de. Additionally, RapidEye makes the imagery available for purchase on the Geodata Kiosk at www.geodatakiosk.com. General inquiries for the imagery can be sent to sales@rapideye.de. More information on RapidEye Products and Services can be found at the company’s website www.rapideye.de.

About RapidEye AG
RapidEye is an ISO-certified geospatial information provider focused on integrating customized and industry specific solutions into the workflow of global customers in agriculture, forestry, energy, infrastructure, government, security and emergency. RapidEye experts and the satellite system – a constellation of five satellites capable of downloading over 4 million km² of high resolution, multi-spectral imagery per day, and a ground segment for processing and archiving data – allow for cost-effective customized services. The unique combination of large area coverage, high spatial resolution and the possibility of daily revisit to an area provide for superior management information solutions. Currently, more than 120 experts from more than 20 countries are employed by RapidEye, with plans to grow the team to 130 in 2010.