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Italy’s e-GEOS To Supply COSMO-SkyMed Imagery To Indonesia And Japan

COSMO-1, the first satellite in the Italian COSMO-SkyMed Earth observation constellation. Image courtesy of Alenia Spazio.

e-GEOS, a company jointly owned by the Italian Space Agency (ASI) and Telespazio, has won new contracts in Indonesia and Japan to provide satellite imagery and geospatial intelligence from the COSMO-SkyMed Earth observation satellite constellation for maritime domain awareness and other applications.

In Indonesia, e-GEOS won an international tender in support of operations at the SAR (Synthetic Radar Aperture) ground station located in the Perançak Space Centre.

The main objective of the agreement with Indonesia is to guarantee satellite monitoring of illegal fishing within the Indonesian Exclusive Economic Zone. This agreement also provides that e-GEOS be responsible for activating and updating processing chain software, the satellite receiving processor, and the receiving antenna. In addition, using the existing receiving terminal, the company will guarantee the acquisition of radar images from the satellites of the Italian COSMO-SkyMed constellation.

With the support of e-GEOS, the Perançak Space Centre will be able to send acquisition orders for COSMO-SkyMed images, directly receive satellite data, generate value added activities like producing suspected vessel detection reports and delivering them in near real time.

In Japan, for the third year in a row, e-GEOS has renewed its agreement with Japan Space Imaging (JSI) for the supply of satellite data generated by the COSMO-SkyMed constellation to the Japanese government.

The partnership between the two companies has already led Japan to set up a CUT (Commercial User Terminal) ground station for the management of operations of planning, acquisition and processing of COSMO-SkyMed satellite images.

“The important results achieved in Indonesia and Japan prove the success of the e-GEOS strategy of offering advanced Global Geo Information Centers which can exploit the unique performance, in terms of temporal and spatial resolution, of the satellite constellation COSMO-SkyMed,” said Massimo Claudio Comparini, the CEO of e-GEOS. “The Far East offers a number of opportunities in this field and represents an area of particular relevance for e-GEOS and the entire Leonardo Group, which, with the 2018-2022 Strategic Business Plan, aims to expand its presence and grow sales in the region “

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