Indra Inks Distribution Deal for RapidEye Satellite Data

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Diversified Spanish technology company Indra will provide data from the RapidEye constellation of low-orbiting Earth observation satellites to corporate and government customers under a contract announced June 12.

Madrid-based Indra said that under the contract, whose financial terms were not disclosed, Indra will have use of global data from the five RapidEye satellites to monitor agricultural and water supply trends.

Indra is already participating in the land services section of Europe’s Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES) program, managed by the European Environment Agency to map European wetlands, grazing land and water surfaces. RapidEye is a source of imagery for this program.

The five identical RapidEye satellites can detect objects of 5 meters in diameter or greater, and collect data in five spectral bands. The constellation is owned by RapidEye AG of Brandenburg, Germany.