50 years of space in Italy

On 16 December at ASI headquarters

The Italian satellite San Marco-1 was launched on 15 December 1964 from the Wallops Island base in Virginia. A historic date that opened a scientific and technological path which led Italy at excellence levels in the space field.

The San Marco-1 was the result of the technical expertise of the Rome University and of the farsightedness of the Italian Air Force. Both institutions had their synthesis in the personality of Luigi Broglio.

The Italian Space Agency, jointly with the Centre for Air Force Studies “Giulio Douhet” (CESMA), the Italian Air Force and the Rome University “La Sapienza”, and with the support of the ESA, organises an event to celebrate this remarkable anniversary. The event will be held on 16 December 2014 at the ASI Headquarters (Auditorium Hall).

The event consists of two sessions: the first one will be focused on the San Marco-1, whereas the second one will take stock of the current situation and prospects of the Italian space field in the 50° San Marco-1 anniversary.

Participation in the event is by invitation only.