Galileo 7-8 launched perfectly into orbit At 10.46 pm Italian time on 27 March, the Soyuz rocket left the ESA base in Kourou as planned, releasing the fourth pair of satellites into orbit less than 4 hours later. Two more launches are expected by the end of the year.
A new success for VEGA Second “American contract” in a few days, after the one with Skybox-Google, for the little ESA rocket ‘made in Italy’: in the first half of 2016 will launch also the PeruSat-1
COSMO-SkyMed for Science and SMEs ASI is offering satellite constellation data free of charge to the international scientific community and SMEs in two separate Open Calls, for developing civilian applications.
VEGA & IXV: mission accomplished The experimental flight of the made in Italy “little shuttle” is another step forward towards Europe's autonomous access to space. The congratulations to ASI by the French president Francois Holland
DAWN arrives at Ceres After being launched in 2007 and leaving Vesta in 2012, Dawn is the first probe in history to orbit around two different bodies in the solar system; ASI’s VIR-MS instrument is on board
ASI-CNES Memorandum of Understanding The presidents of the two agencies signed an immensely important document today at the end of an inter-governmental Italo-French summit meeting in Paris, strengthening cooperation in all key areas of the sector