On Saturday 19th October, the Minister of Education, University and Research, Lorenzo Fioramonti, visited the "Mediterranea - Visions of an Ancient and Complex Sea" exhibition by the Italian Space Agency and Telespazio in Matera. The next day, a delegation from Italy for Expo 2020 Dubai led by Mr Paolo Glisenti, the General Commissioner, visited the exhibition.
Telespazio ranks among the world's leading satellite services operators. The company relies on domestic and international network of space centre and teleports, the most important being the Fucino in the Abruzzo region (Italy). Telespazio also operates through its Lario, Matera and Scanzano Space Centre.
The company runs its own teleports in Brazil, Argentina, and Romania. Most importantly, Telespazio is present within the Italian Defense centre of Pratica di Mare and Vigna di Valle (Rome). In Malaurgue, Argentina, it manage ESA's Deep Space 3 station. In France, it runs the Creil and Maysons-Lafittd stations and in Malindi, Kenya, the Italian Space Agency's Broglio Space Centre. The company is also present at the Kourou Space Centre in French Guyana.
Telespazio’s “Piero Fanti” Space Centre in Fucino (L’Aquila) has been active since 1963 and today, with its 170 antennas and 370,000 square metres, it is recognized as the first and most important teleport in the world for civilian use
The Matera Space Centre was created as part of the national and international network of centres and teleports operated by Telespazio, and has been operational since 1994
The Lario Space Centre, operational since 1977, is located at the far North of Lake Como, at the town of Gera Lario
Its more than 65,000 square metres, the Centre is active in the fields of telecommunications, satellite navigation, and remote sensing