Agreement between e-geos and ursa for the supply of thousands of radar scenes generated by the COSMO-SkyMed satellites

26 April 2018 15:00

The contract signed at the GEOINT Symposium 2018 of Tampa in the United States


Tampa (Florida, USA), 26 April 2018 - e-GEOS, a company established by Telespazio (80%) and the Italian Space Agency (20%), and the American Ursa Space Systems Inc. (Ursa) have signed  at the GEOINT Symposium of Tampa (Florida) a collaboration agreement by which the Italian company will provide thousands of radar scenes generated by the satellites of the COSMO-SkyMed constellation that will serve as an important component for the products distributed by Ursa.

The new contract follows the agreement signed one year ago by e-GEOS and Ursa for the distribution of the new and advanced products of data analytics based on radar technology. This agreement has enabled the two companies to develop their respective business in new and interesting markets.

Massimo Claudio Comparini, Head of the Geoinformation Business Line of Telespazio and CEO of e-GEOS, said: “I am proud of the signature of the new agreement and would like to thank the Ursa Space Team for the joint effort in supporting us to achieve our mission which is to leverage COSMO-SkyMed data as much as possible and to contribute further to the growth of new services in new markets where data analytics are at the base of important and economic decisions”.

“We are proud and excited to extend this relationship with e-GEOS beyond our initial success together. As part of our virtual constellation of SAR satellites around the world, e-GEOS is an important partner on our mission to provide the highest-quality intelligence and insights available and we’re looking forward to what’s ahead,” said Ursa CEO, Adam Maher.


Note to editors:

COSMO-SkyMed is the only dual-use radar Earth observation constellation currently in existence worldwide and is used for civilian and military purposes. Ten years after the launch of the first satellite, in 2007, the system has captured over one million images from all over the world, monitoring the Earth 24 hours a day under any weather and visibility conditions and ensuring crucial information essential for security, land monitoring, and the sustainable management of resources, as well as dealing with natural events and emergencies, and combating the effects of climate change.

Financed by the Italian Space Agency, the Italian Defence Ministry and the Italian Education, University and Research Ministry, COSMO-SkyMed was created by the Italian space industry together with Leonardo and its joint venture, Thales Alenia Space and Telespazio. Data from COSMO-SkyMed are marketed throughout the world by e-GEOS.