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14 October 2008 COSMO-SkyMed mission status
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COnstellation of small Satellites for Mediterranean basin Observation (COSMO-SkyMed) is the largest Italian investment in Space Systems for Earth Observation, commissioned and funded by Italian Space Agency (ASI) and Italian Ministry of Defence (MoD). COSMO-SkyMed is a Dual-Use (Civilian and Defence) end-to-end Earth Observation System aimed at establishing a global service supplying provision of data, products and services compliant with well-established international standards and relevant to a wide range of applications, such as Risk Management, Scientific and Commercial Applications and Defence Applications. The system consists of a constellation of four LEO mid-sized satellites, each equipped with a multi-mode high-resolution SAR operating at X-band. The first and second COSMO-SkyMed satellites have been successfully launched the 8th of June and the 9th of December 2007 respectively, while the remaining two satellites will be gradually deployed by the end of 2009. COSMO-SkyMed 1 and 2 completed their Commissioning phase to test, verify and qualify the overall System and from the 1st of August both satellites are in the operational phase. The results of the commissioning phase of COSMO-SkyMed 1 and 2 are presented together with the Scientific Mission Exploitation strategy (i.e.: Announcement of Opportunity, Background Mission).
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F. Covello, F. Battazza, A. Coletta, E. Lopinto, L. Pietranera, G. Valentini, and S. Zoffoli "COSMO-SkyMed mission status", Proc. SPIE 7109, Image and Signal Processing for Remote Sensing XIV, 710918 (14 October 2008);


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