The agreement has been signed by 22 national entities, including 4 AIPAS Members.

Framework Agreement for cooperation in projects aimed to support the development of innovative small satellite air launch technologies was signed on Tuesday 17th of September, at the Casa dell’Aviatore in Rome.

The Italian industry covers all the space value chain from launcher development to end-user services and applications. The air launch of small satellites could permit an autonomous access to space for Italy, leading to relevant opportunities for the country and its industries.

The agreement has been signed by: Italian Air Force, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR), Centro Italiano Ricerche Aerospaziali (CIRA), Politecnico di Milano, Science Department of “Roma Tre” University, Akka Italia Srl, Altec SpA, Aon SpA, Arca Dynamics Srls, Celab Real Estate Srl, Kayser Italia Srl, Meccanica per l’elettronica e servomeccanismi M.E.S. SpA, N.P.C. New Production Concept Srl, Progetti Speciali Italiani Srl, Setel Srl, Sitael S.p.A, Sophia High Tech, Spaziofuturo Srl, T4i – Technology for Propulsion and Innovation Srl, Telespazio SpA, Topnetwork SpA, Tyvak International Srl.