Offering the largest collection capacities and the quickest return time to any place on earth, Planet’s RapidEye constellation of 5 identical Earth Observation satellites allows us to reliably provide complete coverages of difficult-to-image areas and to fill our archive with large quantities of current data daily. Our satellites can collect up to 5 million km² of imagery daily, which makes BlackBridge unique in providing large-area coverages in short periods of time.

Basic Product
level 1B


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Ortho Product
level 3A


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Ortho Take Product
level 3B


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Rapideye Mosaics
level 3M


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Key Features of the
RapidEye Constellation

 Mission characteristic


  Number of Satellites:
  Orbit Altitude:
630 km in Sun-synchronous orbit
  Equator Crossing Time:
11:00 am (approximately)
  Sensor Type:
Multi-spectral push broom imager
  Spectral Bands:
Capable of capturing any of the following spectral bands:
Red Edge:
Spectral Bands (nm)
440 – 510
520 – 590
630 – 685
690 – 730
760 – 850
  Ground Sampling Distance (nadir):
  6.5 m
  Pixel Size (orthorectified):
  5 m
  Swath Width:
  77 km
  On-board Data Storage:
  Up to 1500 km of image data per orbit
  Revisit Time:
  Daily (off-nadir) / 5.5 days (at nadir)
  Image Capture Capacity:
  5 million km²/day
  Camera Dynamic Range:
  12 bit


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Our Satellites
 | Our Ground Segment