NGA Contract Awarded to RapidEye USA

Washington, DC, September 6, 2011 – RapidEye USA announced today that it has been awarded an Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA). RapidEye is a leader in wide area, repetitive coverage of Earth through its constellation of satellites and advanced remote sensing-based services.

“We're pleased to be providing our imagery to NGA,” commented Clint Graumann, of RapidEye USA. “This contract gives NGA the opportunity to procure our data, experience the advantages of our very fast acquisition and high revisit capabilities, and to integrate our data into their programs."

The eighteen (18) month contract is valid through December 2012 and has a maximum ordering ceiling of 4.6 million US dollars.

About RapidEye

RapidEye is a provider of quality satellite imagery and derived geo- information products. With a constellation of five Earth Observation satellites, RapidEye images over 4 million square kilometers of Earth every day, and has amassed over 2 billion square kilometers in its archive in just over two years of commercial operation. With an unprecedented combination of wide area repetitive coverage and five meter pixel size multi-spectral imagery, RapidEye is an obvious and cost-effective choice for many industries and government agencies. RapidEye USA is a subsidiary of RapidEye AG.  RapidEye: Delivering the World.

About the NGA

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency is the nation's premier source of geospatial intelligence. As a Department of Defense combat support agency and a member of the U.S. Intelligence Community, NGA provides imagery, geospatial and targeting analysis, along with image sciences and modeling for U.S. national defense, disaster relief and safety of navigation. NGA seeks to know the Earth, show the way, and understand the world. For more information, visit


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