e-GEOS, a Telespazio (80%) / Italian Space Agency (20%) company, has won a tender from the European Space Agency (ESA) to build the infrastructure for access to the data and services of IRIDE - the innovative Italian Earth observation satellite constellation promoted by the Italian Government and funded by the PNRR - to be managed by the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Italian Space Agency (ASI).
The IRIDE digital marketplace will ensure a single, reliable and cyber-protected point of access for institutional organisations and commercial customers, transforming Earth observation into a wealth of information and analysis for the benefit of the community and promoting the use of geoinformation services in the everyday context.
The new platform will integrate advanced technologies with open standards and will be interoperable with other Earth observation data delivery, processing and analysis systems.
The industrial team led by e-GEOS offered ESA, ASI and the Italian Government the best solution for creating the IRIDE marketplace. This drew upon each company's technological histories that they had built up through their participation in the most important Earth observation space programmes - such as Copernicus and COSMO-SkyMed - the use and advanced processing of geoinformation data, strong expertise in the context of ICT (Information & Communication Technology), cyber security and critical digital infrastructure protection, and their extensive knowledge of space systems.
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