Jhon Ahlrichs
Jhon Ahlrichs VP - International Sales, Blackbridge


John Ahlrichs leads international sales and business development activities for Blackbridge, owner and operator of the RapidEye satellite constellation. Previously John has held numerous technologies, marketing and sales leadership positions, primarily for start-up companies. He has a Master of Science in Crop Remote Sensing from Purdue University in the United States, a Ph.D. from Texas A&M University and a MBA from the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota.


A high resolution commercial imaging program for agricult ural monitoring
This presentation will introduce a new business model designed to enable agricultural and other wide area monitoring applications. BlackBridge will proactively task it’s constellation of 5 RapidEye satellites to image all of northern India every 6 weeks, except during Monsoon. Within 24 hours the majority of the 5 m resolution imagery will beorthorectifedwith an RMSE better than 10 m and placed in the cloud for real time access by any user or application software. All data can be accessed and used to create information products for one fixed fee. Potential uses of this new program will be explored.