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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - RapidEye -
Full Name RapidEye Status Currently being flown
Mission Agencies DLR Launch Date 29 Aug 2008
Mission Links mission site EOL Date Aug 2019
EO Portal Info
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
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