CGS awarded contract for OPSAT 3000 Satellite mission

CGS SpA Compagnia Generale per lo Spazio has been awarded a contract for engineering activities, the design and manufacturing of the Satellite to Launcher Interface Adapter, and launch service procurement within the framework of the “OPSAT (OPtical SATellite) 3000” Programme of the Italian Ministry of Defence, under the prime-contractorship of Telespazio S.p.A..

The mission, scheduled for deployment in 2016, shall provide very high resolution optical panchromatic images of the Earth to implement the generation of digital maps, change detection maps and digital surface models.