Supporting agencies



 Agenzia Spaziale Italiana

The Italian Space Agency was founded in 1988. Its purpose was to coordinate all of Italy's efforts and investments in the space sector that had begun in the 1960s.
Within over twenty years' time, ASI became one of the most significant players in the world in space science, satellite technologies and the development of mobile systems for exploring the Universe. Today, ASI has a key role at the European level where Italy is the third contributor country to the European Space Agency. It also is involved at the international level. For example, ASI has a close working relationship with NASA, which has led to its participation in many of the most interesting scientific missions in the recent years. One of the fascinating projects has been the construction and activities of the International Space Station where Italian astronauts are by now at home.


 As a public industrial and commercial institution (EPIC), CNES offers France's space policy to public authorities and implements it in five major strategic areas: Ariane, Sciences, Observation, Telecommunications, and Defense.

 The European Space Agency (ESA) is Europe’s gateway to space. Its mission is to shape the development of Europe’s space capability and ensure that investment in space continues to deliver benefits to the citizens of Europe and the world.

ESA is an international organization with 22 Member States. By coordinating the financial and intellectual resources of its members, it can undertake programmes and activities far beyond the scope of any single European country.


On German and international space missions, DLR has demonstrated its competence and capabilities, often in cooperation with international partners such as ESA (the European Space Agency) and NASA (America's National Aeronautics and Space Administration). Numerous research projects have led to pioneering results often with highly beneficial applications back on Earth in medicine, agriculture, mechanical engineering and land surveying, to name just a few.


  Il CIRA, Centro Italiano Ricerche Aerospaziali, è una società a prevalente partecipazione pubblica costituita nel 1984 per svolgere attività di ricerca nelle discipline aeronautiche e spaziali.

Il Centro, che ha sede e strutture operative a Capua, in Campania, è nato per volontà dello Stato italiano che ha voluto dotare il nostro paese di una capacità di ricerca e sviluppo tecnologico in campo aeronautico e spaziale adeguata a quella degli altri paesi europei, al fine di consentire alle imprese italiane di competere ad alti livelli sui mercati internazionali.

La presenza, nella compagine societaria, di enti come l'Agenzia Spaziale Italiana (socio di riferimento) e il Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, della Regione Campania (attraverso l'Area di Sviluppo Industriale di Caserta) e di industrie e PMI del settore aerospaziale fa sì che gli obiettivi del CIRA siano coerenti con gli indirizzi strategici nazionali e con le esigenze delle imprese, contribuendo così allo sviluppo economico e sociale del Paese.