RapidEye, the only geospatial solutions provider to own and operate their constellation of Earth observation satellites, announced that it has collected more than 69 million square kilometers of at least 80 percent cloud-free images during their first 100 days of operation.

The imaging campaigns were concentrated in Europe, the U.S., Brazil and China. More than 36 million square kilometers of the Earth's surface, or about one quarter of the total landmass were imaged, often several times.

"When you consider the RapidEye system started operations only in February of this year, the collection rate of more than 69 million km