ATHENA-FIDUS COSMO-SkyMed


 
COSMO-SkyMed
 

A constellation of four synthetic aperture radar satellites that provide an all-weather, day-and-night imagery of Earth’s surface, able to support a variety of applications including environment protection, land management, defense and security, maritime surveillance, food & agriculture management.
 
e-GEOS is the world-wide exclusive distributor of COSMO-SkyMed and operates, on behalf of ASI, the IC-UGS (Italian Civilian User Ground Segment) at the Matera Space Center.

 
 
ATHENA-FIDUS (Access on THeatres and European Nations for Allied forces – French Italian Dual Use Satellite)
 

A French-Italian telecommunications infrastructure based on a geostationary satellite for dual use broadband communications services, able to replace/complement terrestrial networks, in case of unavailability of or damage to them, with an expected operating lifespan of over 15 years.
 
Telespazio managed the launch services, the LEOP and the IOT phase and took part in the development of the ground segment, at the Vigna di Valle Centre for Defence, near Rome.