Telespazio S.p.A.

Telespazio, a joint venture between Finmeccanica (67%) and Thales (33%), is one of the world’s leading players in satellite services. The company, headquartered in Rome, Italy, employs approximately 2500 people. It relies on an international network of space centres and teleports and operates worldwide through many subsidiaries.

In particular, it is present: in France with Telespazio France; in Germany with Telespazio VEGA Deutschland, GAF and Spaceopal (a joint venture in which the German space agency DLR holds a 50% interest); in the United Kingdom with Telespazio VEGA United Kingdom; in Spain with Telespazio Iberica; in Hungary with Telespazio Hungary and in Romania with Rartel. Telespazio has consolidated its presence in South America with Telespazio Brasil and Telespazio Argentina. It operates in the US via Telespazio North America. In Italy, the company is also present through e-GEOS (in which the Italian Space Agency holds a 20% interest).

Telespazio is a leading company in sectors that are becoming increasingly important for public institutions, business operators and consumers, with activities ranging from the design and development of space systems to the management of launch services and in orbit satellite control; from Earth observation services, integrated communication, satellite navigation and localisation, to scientific programmes.

Telespazio relies on a wealth of experience of the highest level, stemming from

technological expertise acquired over 50 years of business practice. The Company’s

experience is also drawn from the management of space infrastructure - including the Fucino Space Centre, the world’s largest civilian teleport - as well as from its involvement in major space programmes, including: Galileo, EGNOS, Copernicus, COSMO-SkyMed, SICRAL and Göktürk.

The company now covers the whole space market value chain through its four business units: Satellite Systems & Applications, Satellite Operations, Geoinformation and Networks & Connectivity.


Activities in D-BOX 

Telespazio will mainly contribute in the project with the integration of space assets within the D-BOX system. Particularly, Telespazio will address (i) to identify the main demining operations and different scenarios, (ii) to analyze the existing data bases for landmine classification, (iii) to define the system specifications and the integration with existing space components, (iv) to analyze and then improve the main aspects for toolbox design, (v) to develop and integrate the innovative tools with space components into the toolbox.

In particular, TPZ will contribute to the analysis of space assets, concerning the Earth Observation and meteo-climatic data, models and methodologies, infrastructure and services, lab tests and simulation for demining activities. The analysis of data from  heterogeneous long-range sensors (i.e. airborne and satellite) will be fused through novel algorithms and techniques, in order to reduce hazard zones and suspected landmine areas. Moreover, TPZ will contribute to the training, education activities; to validate of each system modules of toolbox will be provided, and to support the demonstration tasks, from the initiation phase with the definition of demining exercise details, to the system realization and roadmap for future work recommendations.