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OHB ITALIA WILL DELIVER THE SECOND BATCH OF EAGLET 2 SATELLITES FOR IRIDE CONSTELLATION

The company’s contribution to the High-Resolution Multispectral Constellation doubles

OHB Italia with the second batch of Eaglet 2 increased to twenty-four satellites its important contribution to the national “Constellation of Constellations” IRIDE.

Twelve additional satellites, including Flight Operations Segment (FOS) will be completed in two years. The industrial consortium, led by OHB Italia, does not change and it is involving Telespazio, Optec, and Aresys as main partners.

IRIDE stands as one of the most prominent European space programs in the field of Earth Observation. Its realization is set to occur in Italy through the Government’s initiative, leveraging resources from the National Recovery and Resilience Plan (PNRR) supplemented by the funds of the National Supplementary Plan (PNC).

IRIDE is a satellite system which is expected to be operational by June 2026, under the coordination of the ESA-European Space Agency, with the involvement of the ASI-Italian Space Agency.

The Constellation will be composed of satellites of different types and sizes, combining SAR, optical, panchromatic and hyperspectral sensor, one of a kind.

OHB Italia is expanding its laboratories and test facilities in Milan to perform “in-house” the full test campaign of the IRIDE satellites.

“IRIDE strongly confirms the leading role of OHB Italia in the Space Domain – stated Roberto Aceti, Managing Director of OHB Italia. “Thanks to this mission we once again stand out how OHB Italia is as an excellence in the Earth Observation field both in Italy and worldwide. We are very proud to offer solutions to support Civil Protection Department and other administrations. IRIDE represents the key know-how development essential to meet increasingly difficult challenges in the global space system”.

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