The satellites targeted at studying and observing the Earth from Space play an increasingly relevant role: their applications include the study of the environment, the prediction and monitoring of natural disasters, a more rational exploitation of natural resources.

Thanks to satellites, today we are able to monitor the health of our planet as never before. The Cosmo-SkyMed radar constellation is a unique example at global level, same as the Prisma hyperspectral in Europe.

‣ ALL THE MISSIONS

PRISMA

PRISMA ‣

Hyperspectral satellite, capable of observing from the optical to the near infrared

CSES MISSION – LIMADOU ITALIAN CONTRIBUTION

CSES MISSION – LIMADOU ITALIAN CONTRIBUTION ‣

Study of electromagnetic, ionospheric and magnetospheric phenomena

COPERNICUS

COPERNICUS ‣

The European programme for Earth satellite observation

LARES

LARES ‣

Measurement of the frame-dragging effect of inertial frames

COSMO-SKYMED

COSMO-SKYMED ‣

Sistema duale per l'osservazione della Terra  

COSMO-SKYMED, SECOND GENERATION

COSMO-SKYMED, SECOND GENERATION ‣

Advanced version of the dual system for Earth observation


 LARES-2

 LARES-2 ‣

Highly accurate measurement of the Lense-Thirring effect and geodetic measurements

LAGEOS-2

LAGEOS-2 ‣

A geodetic satellite

ERS-1

ERS-1 ‣

ESA’s Earth observation mission

ERS-2

ERS-2 ‣

The successor of the ERS-1 mission, with new instruments

ENVISAT

ENVISAT ‣

Study and monitoring of the Earth at various levels

‣ News

WEDNESDAY 20 MAY 2020

The Prisma Mission opens to the community ‣

Now that the commissioning phase and the calibration/validation activities have been completed PRISMA is finally ready to open the mission exploitation by the user community. MORE...

THURSDAY 30 APRIL 2020

The Earth’s tides move the continents ‣

Astronomical forces such as solid Earth’s tides play an active role on plate tectonics: this is the results of a research conducted by the Sapienza University of Rome, the Italian Space Agency (ASI) and the Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (INGV). MORE...