COSMO-SkyMed is the first dual use radar satellite constellation which, after 10 years from the first launch, is the flagship of the Italian technology, with more than 1 million of images captured all over the world.
The synergy between public authorities and institutions, research, universities and industry, has brought Italy to a dominant position in the Earth Observation's field with radar technology. Furthermore it guaranteed huge economic and commercial returns from the initial investment.
COSMO-SkyMed has been and still is fundamental for the development of leader expertise in industrial and technological fields, being also important for the future of the Italian space system.
The italian industry is already working on the COSMO-SkyMed second generation's development. It will be a significant step forward for both constellation’s perfromances and operative life.