Massimo Claudio Comparini, Director Line of Business GeoInformation, Telespazio (Leonardo) and CEO, e-GEOS does interview. The company is the global distributor of COSMO–SkyMed (the largest Syntethic Aperture Radar systems today available with a constellation of four satellites) and we can grant access to the most of the commercial satellite operators, thanks to a global partnership with DigitalGlobe, IRS, DEIMOS, ALOS
There is an ongoing debate about whether smaller satellites can meet mission needs. What are your views?
The large number of new constellations based on micro/mini-satellites seems to be the challenge of the NewSpace industry during these years. This will represent an important asset to deliver fresh information flow. I think those new systems will be an important complement to the high-end, high-performance sensors, not at all a possible replacement.
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