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Agreement between ASI and JAXA

25 November 2016

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The Italian Space Agency (ASI) and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) have signed an important agreement to strengthen the bilateral cooperation on Disaster Risk Management through the joint data use of Italian COSMO-SkyMed constellation radar satellites and the Japanese radar satellite ALOS-2.

Both satellite systems are based on Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) technology. The announcement was made today by the President of ASI, Prof. Roberto Battiston, and General Manager of JAXA Paris Office, Mr. Yoshio Toukaku, during the Italy Japan Business Group in Milan. The agreement undertakes the two space agencies to acquire Earth Observation data produced by COSMO-SkyMed and COSMO-SkyMed Second Generation and by the ALOS-2 in response to emergency requests made by the other Party.

Source: A.S.I.

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