Italy faces decisions on SpaceX v. Soyuz, and geo-orbit radar with Russia

by Peter B. de Selding

Italian Space Agency President Robert Battiston said the Italian and Russian space agencies likely would decide by mid-year to enter into the development phase of a radar Earth observation satellite system operating from geostationary orbit. The program, called GeoSAR, was first approved in mid-2016 during a meeting of the Italian and Russian heads of state. It is intended as a purely civil program with possible commercial applications. It would be the first such satellite ever launched. Credit: ASI

 

PARIS — The Italian and Russian space agencies have begun preliminary design work on a radar Earth observation satellite that . . .

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