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18. November 2019

Musis stage 2 contract signature

On Monday 18th of November 2019 the MUltinational Space-based Imaging System (MUSIS) Stage 2 contract was signed in Bonn by the OCCAR-EA Director, Matteo Bisceglia, on behalf of MUSIS Partner Nations (Italy and France), and the legal representative of the Industrial Consortium created by Thales Alenia Space – Italy and Airbus Defence and Space, Anna Massetti.

signature MUSIS contract

From left to right: Matteo Bisceglia, OCCAR-EA Director; Anna Massetti, Legal representative of the MUSIS Industrial Consortium ©OCCAR

This contract envisages the development and the production of one Common Interface Layer (CIL) to make interoperable the French Composante Spatiale Optique (CSO) with the Italian Cosmo Sky-Med Second Generation space-based systems. An option for a long-term In-Service Support is also included. 

The idea of a MUltinational Space-based Imaging System was generated with the aim to improve and foster international cooperation related to the Earth Observation activities through space based platforms. MUSIS is indeed a federation of systems (i.e. a system of systems) that delivers space-based imaging capabilities to its users resulting in an improvement in the exploitation of systems for remote sensing.