Spatial Energy and RapidEye Announce Strategic Partnership

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RapidEye extends their distributor network with Spatial Energy, the leading provider of imagery to the energy sector.

We’re excited to announce that we can now offer RapidEye satellite imagery to our global Oil & Gas customers. By leveraging RapidEye¹s constellation of 5-meter resolution satellites, Spatial Energy can provide customers with the ability to access very large areas of interest within short timeframes at high-resolution.

RapidEye, the only geospatial solutions provider to own and operate a constellation of five identical Earth Observation satellites, announced today they have entered into a new strategic partnership agreement with Spatial Energy to be one of their U.S. distributors providing RapidEye with access to the energy sector.

Michael Prechtel, Head of Sales and Marketing for RapidEye, commented, “We are glad to have signed a data distribution agreement with Spatial Energy. Over the past 4 years they have aggressively expanded data sales in the energy market. RapidEye looks forward to supporting Spatial Energy in growing opportunities in this sector and creating new opportunities for wide area, repetitive imaging that meets the needs of customers in this industry.” http://www.spatialenergy.com

Chris Carlston, Vice President of Sales at Spatial Energy said, “We’re excited to announce that we can now offer RapidEye satellite imagery to our global Oil & Gas customers. By leveraging RapidEye¹s constellation of 5-meter resolution satellites, Spatial Energy can provide customers with the ability to access very large areas of interest within short timeframes at high-resolution.”

RapidEye's worldwide network of distributors is continuously growing to provide customers an avenue to purchase RapidEye products in their own region and in their own language. You can follow the progress of RapidEye's partner team by visiting http://www.rapideye.de/home/about-us/distributors-partners/.

About Spatial Energy
Serving four of the 5 top Fortune 100 oil and gas companies, Spatial Energy offers imagery solutions, enterprise hosting and delivery, and imagery analysis on behalf of the energy industry. Spatial Energy is solely dedicated to meeting the needs of energy companies operating worldwide. To that end, it acquires, processes, and manages the world’s most extensive collection of high-resolution satellite and aerial imagery, topographic maps, and digital elevation models (DEMs).

Known for its innovative tools and its extensive data provider network, Spatial Energy is committed to providing cost-effective, simple tools to help energy access imagery. By reducing the cost, time, and effort associated with acquiring and analyzing complex imagery, Spatial Energy helps energy companies turn imagery from a time-consuming task into a corporate asset. For more information on Spatial Energy, visit http://spatialenergy.com

Follow us on Twitter @spatialenergy to receive the latest imagery updates for energy companies.

About RapidEye AG
RapidEye is an ISO-certified geospatial information provider focused on integrating customized and industry specific solutions into the workflow of global customers in agriculture, forestry, energy, infrastructure, government, security and emergency. RapidEye experts and the satellite system – a constellation of five satellites capable of downloading over 4 million km² of high resolution, multi-spectral imagery per day, and a ground segment for processing and archiving data – allow for cost-effective customized services. The unique combination of large area coverage, high spatial resolution and the possibility of daily revisit to an area provide for superior management information solutions. Currently, more than 110 experts from more than 20 countries are employed by RapidEye, with plans to grow the team to 140 by late 2009.

RapidEye benefits from a public-private partnership with the Space Agency of the German Aerospace Center (DLR), which is supported by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology. RapidEye is also cofinanced by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). For more information on ERDF please contact efreinfo@mw.brandenburg.de.

RapidEye is a “Selected Landmark in the Land of Ideas” and therefore part of the event series “365 Landmarks in the Land of Ideas”. This program is run by     the initiative “Germany – Land of Ideas” and Deutsche Bank. Being a “Selected Landmark” RapidEye will stand for Germany being a “Land of ideas” in 2009 and will demonstrate Germany's spirit of innovation. The initiative is under the patronage of Germany's federal president Horst Köhler. http://www.land-of-ideas.org

For more information about RapidEye, please visit http://www.rapideye.de.
Follow us on Twitter @rapideye_ag and be informed about all latest news and updates from RapidEye.

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