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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - RapidEye -
Full Name RapidEye Status Mission complete
Mission Agencies DLR Launch Date 29 Aug 2008
Mission Links mission site EOL Date 30 Apr 2020
EO Portal Info NORAD Catalog #s 33312 (TLE), 33313 (TLE), 33314 (TLE), 33315 (TLE), 33316 (TLE)
International Designators 2008-040A, 2008-040B, 2008-040C, 2008-040D, 2008-040E
Orbit Type Sun-synchronous Orbit Period 97 minutes
Orbit Sense Descending Orbit Inclination 98.7 deg
Orbit Altitude 622 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST 11:00 Repeat Cycle 1 days
Objectives and Applications System of 5 satellites for cartography, land surface, digital terrain models, disaster management, environmental monitoring.
Mission Measurements
CategoryParameterInstrument(s)
AtmosphereCloud type, amount and cloud top temperature MSI
LandAlbedo and reflectance MSI
Vegetation MSI
Multi-purpose imagery (land) MSI
Snow & IceSnow cover, edge and depth MSI
Sea ice cover, edge and thickness MSI
Mission Instruments
MSI - Multi Spectral Imager
Featured Datasets
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RapidEye ESA Archive
Jan-2020



RapidEye was a commercial EO mission, operated by Planet Labs at the time of mission end, and was a constellation of five minisatellites. The mission provided high-resolution (5 m) MS imagery and applications include agriculture, forestry, energy & infrastructure, environment, and security & emergency management. The collection is composed by the copy of products requested by ESA supported projects over their areas of interest around the world, and access is provided through the TPM scheme. Read more

RapidEye Full Archive
Jan-2020



RapidEye was a commercial EO mission, operated by Planet Labs at the time of mission end, and was a constellation of five minisatellites. The mission provided high-resolution (5 m) MS imagery and applications include agriculture, forestry, energy & infrastructure, environment, and security & emergency management. ESA offers access to worldwide RapidEye archived data via the TPM scheme. Read more

Rapid Eye ESA TPM
Feb-2019
We are happy to inform you that a new online catalogue for RapidEye L3A products has been opened by Planet. The Planet Explorer replaces the old EyeFind catalogue, providing the ability to search and browse recent and past geospatial data by setting the time and area of interest. Requests for data older than 2012 and new tasking are satisfied directly by the Planet order desk (not via the catalogue). Read more

RapidEye Take 5
Jan-2013



Carried out by ESA in collaboration with Planet Labs in order to produce 5-day revisit time-series datasets (for this reason it is also called RapidEye Take-5) over selected sites – similar to that produced by the Sentinel-2 mission. The RapidEye Earth Imaging System (REIS) provides data at 5 m spatial resolution (multispectral L3A orthorectified). The products are radiometrically and sensor corrected similar to the Sentinel-2 Level 1B basic product, but have geometric corrections applied during orthorectification using Digital Elevation Models (DEMs) and GCPs. Access is provided through the ESA TPM scheme. Read more

RapidEye South America
Jan-2012



In collaboration with Planet Labs, ESA has made this collection of low cloud cover Level 3A tiles freely available via the TPM programme. The RapidEye Earth Imaging System (REIS) provides data at 5 metre spatial resolution (multispectral, orthorectified). Access is provided through the ESA TPM scheme. Read more

OpenSearch Datasets Selected IDN OpenSearch Results (search all 20 )
CEOS Cal Val Test Site - Algeria 3 - Pseudo-Invariant Calibration Site (PICS)
CEOS Cal Val Test Site - Algeria 5 - Pseudo-Invariant Calibration Site (PICS)
CEOS Cal Val Test Site - Dome C, Antarctica - Instrumented Site
CEOS Cal Val Test Site - Dunhuang, China - Instrumented Site
CEOS Cal Val Test Site - Frenchman Flat, USA - Instrumented Site
CEOS Cal Val Test Site - Ivanpah Playa, USA - Instrumented Site
CEOS Cal Val Test Site - La Crau, France - Instrumented Site
CEOS Cal Val Test Site - Libya 1 - Pseudo-Invariant Calibration Site (PICS)
CEOS Cal Val Test Site - Mauritania 1 - Pseudo-Invariant Calibration Site (PICS)
CEOS Cal Val Test Site - Mauritania 2 - Pseudo-Invariant Calibration Site (PICS)

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