RapidEye‘s change detection analysis clearly shows the affected areas in a high level of detail. They are based on images taken around one month before the earthquake (January 22nd, 2010) and images taken on Saturday, February 27th at around 11:00 a.m. local time, only hours after the earthquake hit the area at 3:34 a.m..
By owning and operating a unique constellation of five Earth Observation satellites, RapidEye can provide high-resolution satellite imagery to crisis management authorities within 12-48 hours and have it delivered where and when it is needed. The RapidEye system has the capability to revisit an area daily if necessary, which accommodates frequent monitoring intervals and provides the most up-to-date information on environmental changes. With this capability, RapidEye can supply satellite imagery and analysis before and after an emergency event.