It represents the largest Italian investment in the Observation of the Earth sector and constitutes a cutting-edge realisation in the world field.
The COSMO-SkyMed system includes a Space Segment and an Earth Segment
The Space Segment comprises a constellation of 4 satellites equipped with high-resolution SAR (synthetic aperture radar) sensors operating in band X and equipped with a data acquisition and transmission system that is highly flexible and innovative.
The Earth Segment comprises infrastructures for the management and control of the entire constellation and for receiving, archiving, processing and distributing products.
COSMO-SkyMed provides global coverage of our planet, operating in any weather and lighting conditions (day/night) and provides high spatial resolution, geolocated images with rapid response times.