Company Profile

Arescosmo’s mission is to supply products and services dedicated to support life and survival of Defense and Security Forces, as well as developing systems for space missions and applications, based on the best and consolidated mechanical technology, software, textiles and innovative materials in a National and International perspective. Arescosmo has gained a significant experience in managing technological programs at system level for space applications; this regards all the lifecycle of the product, starting from the feasibility study up the qualification.

This capability is exploited by means of the consolidated experience of the engineering group and through the capabilities in managing external technological partners.

Engineering has a wide experience in design, testing, test set up configuration and calibration and test correlation with analysis data. Moreover, it is quite usual in Arescosmo to utilize test data acquired on materials and on in house manufactured components as input to perform analyses, covering what is generally required to characterize a space product (in this case mechanical analyses and thermal analyses).

Cooperation with Universities and with Materials Experimental Centres in Italy and in Europe are completing the Arescosmo heritage.

Furthermore, Arescosmo is involved in European working groups in advanced technologies and processes for space, being active in ablative shielding technologies, composites, inflatable structures.


Via delle Valli, 46 Aprilia LT 4011

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      Via delle Valli, 46 Aprilia LT 4011

    • Manager

      Marco Adami - Space Division Manager

    • Phone number

      +39 0692016600

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    Corso Galileo Ferraris 22 bis - 10122 Torino

    Products | Services | Applications |Technologies

    Arescosmo experience in space field resides in designing, manufacturing and management of several space programs, involving several systems and subsystems such as:

    1. Planetary landing
    2. Planetary descending
    3. Atmospheric Re-entry
    4. Inflatable modules
    5. Recovery subsystems
    6. Space agriculture
    7. Life Support Systems
    8. Capture Mechanisms
    9. Planetary protection


    Main programs in which Arescosmo has been involved are:


    MLT-Mercury Landing Technologies
    Development and manufacturing of a shock attenuation system for the Bepi Colombo mission lander.

    ADLT-Alternative Descent and Landing Technologies
    Development of a preliminary prototype of the new vented airbag for future ESA robotic missions in the framework of space exploration, with specific reference to EXOMARS Mission.

    EXOMARS–Airbag sub-system
    Design, development and verification of the airbag sub-system.

    Airbag for Small Landers

    Design, breadboard and test a complete airbag system which would be used for small landers (130 to 170 kg mass) to be delivered to the surface of Mars.



    EXOMARS 2016–Parachute sub-system

    Development of the parachute system for the EXOMARS mission. FM was delivered in July 2014, and was successfully used for the mission on 19/10/2016. The parachute subsystem included a supersonic and relevant pilot chute, both DGB type.

    EXOMARS 2018–Parachute sub-system development, manufacturing and test of the parachute subsystem for the Exomars 2018. The parachute subsystem includes a supersonic DGB parachute, and a subsonic Ringslot Parachute and related DGB Pilot Chutes.


    SPACE RIDER DESCENT SYSTEM Responsible for the Architectural definition of the SR Descent system, including a parachute and a guided Parafoil

    ARD-Atmospheric Re-entry Demonstrator - Responsible for localization, parachutes and floating systems. ARD capsule in-space flight with Ariane-503 has been performed successfully on 1998.

    IRT - Inflatable Re-Entry Technology - Consisting in the development for ESA of an inflatable reentry system for capsule-type vehicle or payloads.

    SPEM-SPacecrew Emergency system - Development of a demonstrator of the SPEM concept designed for use as escape mechanism by orbiting astronauts.

    Marco Polo - Responsible of the preliminary design of the sample return capsule.


    IMS- Inflatable Materials for Space

    FLECS- FLexible Expandable Commercial Structure - Responsible for design and manufacturing of bladder and
    restraint sub-structures.

    IMOD- Inflatable MODule - Manufacturing of flexible-rigid parts joints and the potential insertion of windows in habitation modules design.

    ICM– Inflatable Capture Mechanism - Study for the sample capture mechanism for “Mars Sample Return” mission.

    STEPS 2 - Development of a flexible module with 2.5 meters diameter and 5 meters high.



    IXV–Recovery Subsystem - Responsible for Design, Manufacturing, and Testing of the floating Subsystem.



    Air Bladders Bonding & Sealing Technologies in Manned Inflatables Structures

    Elastic tether design and dynamic testing

    IDRA Inflatable Deployable Rigidisable Antenna


    Our Missions & Programmes

    MLT, ADLT, ExoMars, Airbags for Small Landers, Space Rider, ARD,FLECS, IMOD, ICM, STEPS2, IXV, Air Bladders, Elastic Tether, IDRA - see above