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LISA Pathfinder – Delivered the inertial sensors – November 3rd, 2014

On last November 3rd, 2014, CGS SpA Compagnia Generale per lo Spazio celebrated the delivery to the European Space Agency (ESA) of the inertial sensors of the LISA Pathfinder mission.

LISA Pathfinder is a decisive step towards the realization of the first space observatory for gravitational waves which will reshape our understanding of the Universe. The inertial sensors, which are the heart of the high-precision metrology required for the observatory, have been realized by CGS on funding from the Italian Space Agency (ASI). The sensors have been designed by scientists from the University of Trento and from the National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN).

The event included a round table with the participation of top level speakers from ASI, ESA, INFN and University of Trento as well as representatives from the institutions and the scientific world.

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CGS awarded ESA Contract for NEOSTEL – July 2014

On last July 2014, CGS SpA Compagnia Generale per lo Spazio signed a contract with the European Space Agency (ESA) for the detailed design of a Near Earth Objects Survey TELescope (NEOSTEL).

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CGS successful participation at ILA – May 2014

CGS SpA Compagnia Generale per lo Spazio has been present with great success at the ILA (International Aerospace Exhibition) Airshow, a main European event covering all aspects of the Aerospace Industry, which took place in Berlin, Germany on last May 20-25, 2014.

CGS mourning the loss of its President Manfred Fuchs – April 2014

CGS mourns the loss of its President, Prof. Dott.-Ing. h.c. Manfred Fuchs, who suddenly and unexpectedly passed away on last April 26th, 2014 at the age of 75 years.

CGS awarded contract for OPSAT 3000 Satellite mission – January 2014

CGS SpA Compagnia Generale per lo Spazio has been awarded a contract for engineering activities, the design and manufacturing of the Satellite to Launcher Interface Adapter, and launch service procurement within the framework of the “OPSAT (OPtical SATellite) 3000” Programme of the Italian Ministry of Defence, under the prime-contractorship of Telespazio S.p.A..The mission, scheduled for deployment in 2016, shall provide very high resolution optical panchromatic images of the Earth to implement the generation of digital maps, change detection maps and digital surface models.

CGS selected by the Italian Space Agency for the realization of METIS instrument for Solar Orbiter – October 2013

CGS SpA Compagnia Generale per lo Spazio was awarded a contract by the Italian Space Agency (ASI) for the design and development of METIS (Multi Element Telescope for Imaging and Spectroscopy) instrument for Solar Orbiter, a scientific mission of the European Space Agency (ESA). Solar Orbiter, scheduled for launch in 2017, is a mission dedicated to solar and heliospheric physics. It was selected as the first medium-class mission of ESA's Cosmic Vision 2015-2025 Programme. METIS is a coronograph instrument that will simultaneously image the visible and ultraviolet emissions of the solar corona and diagnose, with unprecedented temporal coverage and spatial resolution, the structure and dynamics of the full corona.

Roberto Aceti appointed CEO at CGS S.p.A. – January 2013

Roberto Aceti has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of CGS SpA Compagnia Generale per lo Spazio, succeeding Lanfranco Zucconi who has been the company’s Managing Director since 1999.