An adventure started over 500 years ago, in which Italy played and still plays a leading role 

From Galileo’s telescope to the conquer of space with the launch, in 1957, of the Sputnik, the first man-made object to reach Earth orbit. In the following decades, the launch into space of probes and satellites allowed to explore our planetary system up to its extreme borders and to study deep space as telescopes from Earth would have never been able to do.

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From Mercury, Mars and Jupiter to asteroids and exoplanets

The study of the most powerful phenomena in the Universe

The study of the primordial Universe and gravitation laws

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SATURDAY 19 NOVEMBER 2022

Artemis 1: ArgoMoon captured photos of the Earth and Moon ‣

NASA's Artemis 1 mission, carrying ArgoMoon, the satellite of the Italian Space Agency, developed and operated by Argotec, took off from NASA's Kennedy Space Centre on 16 November 2022 MORE...

FRIDAY 18 NOVEMBER 2022

PRISMA images the Grand Canyon ‣

A new picture by the ASI hyperspectral satellite MORE...

FRIDAY 04 NOVEMBER 2022

Major port city in South Korea imaged by PRISMA ‣

This PRISMA acquisition covers the urban area of Busan MORE...

WEDNESDAY 02 NOVEMBER 2022

Keep on rocking, NEOROCKS! ‣

NEOROCKS s an EU H2020 project coordinated by INAF and involving 12 partners from 8 different countries MORE...

SATURDAY 15 OCTOBER 2022

Welcome back home, Samantha Cristoforetti ‣

The astronaut attended a press conference from the European Astronaut Centre in Cologne MORE...