Standard ortho product at 5 m resolution; includes a Red Edge band, which is sensitive to changes in chlorophyll content

Launched in:2008
Out of service since:2020
Repeat cycle:5.5 days
Orbit height:630 km
Orbit type:Sun Synchronous
Organisation: Planet - USA
5 satellites, 5 spectral bands, 5 million km²/day. Launched 29 Aug 2008.
Will be retired at the end of March 2020.

RapidEye websites


Planet - support, FAQ
Planet - Platform
Planet - Imagery Product Specifications (May 2019)

Data ordering

NSO - Satellietdataportaal
ESA - Third party data
Planet Explorer (first get Basic Educ/Res license)
ESA Earth Online - Data access
DLR - EOWEB Geoportal (EGP)
ESA - Third Party Missions (data for research)

On Board Sensors

REIS (Records in five spectral bands on VIR and NIR)