Satellite systems and operations

We are one of the world leaders in the design, development and qualification of Integrated Satellite Systems and in the supply of in Orbit Control services for launch, early orbit phase and routine operations (LEOP, IOT, relocation, mission operations) during the working life of satellites in low, medium Earth and geostationary orbits.

These services are provided by means of proprietary ground elements: satellite control center, flight dynamics systems and ground stations, together with all the necessary teleport facilities (aux systems, communications, logistic and security facilities).

We employ highly skilled staff, with internationally recognized know-how, to operate via the proprietary Space Centres in Italy (Fucino, Lario and Scanzano), as well as through customer infrastructures throughout the world.

Based on 60 years’ experience supporting the majority of National and European agencies, we provide engineering, operations and logistic services for large and complex institutional Earth Observation programmes (COSMO-SkyMed, Copernicus), Navigation (Galileo, EGNOS) and the relevant downstream applications.

We are a key innovator in the development of systems, applications and services providing: in Earth Observation missions, the user ground segment elements and processor applications that properly handle and elaborate the optical or radar images; for Navigation and Aviation missions, the capability - thanks to proprietary laboratory, simulators and facilities - to develop and provide applications and qualify new services for the downstream market.

The most important customers are the main satellite operators and satellite manufacturers, the main National and European space agencies and defence administrations.