RapidEye has entered into a contractual partnership agreement with Metria of Gävle, Sweden. Metria will be the distributor for RapidEye satellite imagery in the Scandinavian, Baltic and Icelandic data markets, and holds the distinction of being RapidEye's first distributor to enter the European market. Currently, RapidEye is working on completing its worldwide network of distributors in order to facilitate easy access to RapidEye products in its customers' own language and region.
RapidEye experts and the satellite system – a constellation of five satellites capable of imaging and downloading more than 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 123 experts from more than 20 countries are employed by RapidEye, with plans to grow the team to 130 in 2010.