Company Profile

Telespazio works to bring Space closer to Earth, benefitting citizens, institutions and companies in a variety of sectors ranging from design and development of space systems to management of launch services and in orbit satellite control; from Earth observation to integrated satellite communication, navigation and localisation services, and through to scientific programmes.

Its open innovation approach, together with the cross-contamination of different operational domains and a constant focus on issues of environmental sustainability, allow Telespazio to operate in sectors that will become increasingly important in the years to come: from communication and positioning services for the Moon to management and monitoring of satellites and other orbiting objects (Space Domain Awareness), and creation of advanced in orbit services and satellite operation of drones and unmanned vehicles.

Moreover, using innovations such as artificial intelligence and machine learning to process big data from satellites, Telespazio is in the front lines of development of space applications capable of improving people’s lives on our planet and helping to win the great challenges of our times, such as the effects of climate change.

Telespazio is a joint venture between Leonardo (67%) and Thales (33%) and one of the world’s biggest suppliers of satellite solutions and services. Telespazio is based in Rome and counts 3000 employees in nine countries through its various subsidiaries and joint ventures. Telespazio is present in France - Telespazio France; in Belgium - Telespazio Belgium; in Germany - Telespazio Germany, GAF and Spaceopal (a joint venture with the German Space Agency DLR), in the United Kingdom - Telespazio UK; in Spain - Telespazio Ibérica; and in Romania - Rartel. The company operates in South America - Telespazio Brasil and Telespazio Argentina. In Italy, it can count on e-GEOS, a leader in geoinformation services 20% owned by the Italian Space Agency.

With know-how acquired over 60 years in the business, an international network of space centres and teleports, the participation in space programmes such as Galileo, EGNOS, Copernicus and COSMO-SkyMed, Telespazio serves the market as service provider and large mission integrator, offering services for the upstream, midstream and downstream segments to help space missions achieve their goals.


Via Tiburtina, 965 Roma RM 00156

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    • Address

      Via Tiburtina, 965 Roma RM 00156

    • Manager

      Roberto Petronio - Head of External Relations and Communication

    • Phone number

      +39 0640791

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    With its long track record in the satellite telecommunication and television sectors and thanks to a portfolio of cutting-edge products and services, Telespazio offers its clients secure, reliable and globally available solutions. Telespazio is the Italian leader and a major European player in radio and television broadcasting, thanks to its facilities at the Fucino and Lario Space Centres and to the equipment installed and managed at clients’ premises. The company manages communications networks capable of integrating satellite and ground-based infrastructure, responding effectively to the requirements of business and institutional markets, media and broadcast sectors and global telecommunications operators. In the business market Telespazio offers dedicated services for the oil &gas, utilities, maritime and telco sectors, implementing fixed-line, mobile broadband satellite services in Italy and abroad. In tactical military satellite communications (Milsatcom), Telespazio provides telecommunications services to the armed forces of NATO countries, through its involvement in the Italian defence programme SICRAL. In non-tactical military communications (Comsatcom), the company offers telemedicine, distance learning and wideband connectivity services. As part of the institutional satellite communications, Telespazio participates with a strategic role in the ATHENA-FIDUS programme and delivers innovative applications and services in the field of civil protection, security and e-government. Finally, in its Fucino and Scanzano Space Centers, Telespazio hosts ground segment equipment dedicated to telecommunications satellite systems managed by leading international operators (Inmarsat, Eutelsat).



    Telespazio is one of the major global suppliers of geospatial application solutions and services. Through its subsidiaries - mainly through e-GEOS in Italy and GAF in Germany - Telespazio is active in all areas relating to the Earth observation market: from acquiring and processing satellite data to develop and sell software and products. The company provides application services such as environmental protection monitoring, rush mapping in support to natural disaster management, specialized products for defense and intelligence, oil spill and ship detection for maritime surveillance, interferometric measurements for landslides and ground subsidence analysis, thematic mapping for agriculture and forestry. Telespazio is involved in the major Earth Observation programmes including the European Copernicus and the Italian COSMO-SkyMed. Lastly, in the geoinformation sector, Telespazio offers GIS solutions and applications for the control of vehicle fleets, the monitoring of dangerous sites and e-tourism services. In support to its operational applications, e-GEOS - a joint venture between Telespazio (80%) and ASI (20%) - operates the Matera Space Centre for acquisition, archiving and processing of multimission satellite data including COSMO-SkyMed and ESA Sentinels. e-GEOS is the exclusive distributor of COSMOSkyMed data worldwide.



    Telespazio is one of the world leaders in the design, development and qualification of Integrated Satellite Systems and in the supply of In Orbit Control services for launch, early orbit phase and routine operations (LEOP, IOT, relocation, mission operations) during the working life of satellites in low, medium Earth and geostationary orbits. These services are provided by means of proprietary ground elements:

    satellite control center, flight dynamics systems and ground stations, together with all the necessary teleport facilities (aux systems, communications, logistic and security facilities). Telespazio employs highly skilled staff, with internationally recognized know-how, to operate via the proprietary Space Centres in Italy (Fucino, Lario and Scanzano), as well as through customer infrastructures throughout the world.Based on 60 years’ experience supporting the majority of National and European agencies, Telespazio provides engineering, operations and logistic services for large and complex institutional Earth Observation programmes (COSMOSkyMed, Copernicus), Navigation (Galileo, EGNOS) and the relevant downstream applications.In this field Telespazio is a key innovator in the development of systems, applications and services providing:

    in Earth Observation missions, the user ground segment elements and processor applications that properly handle and elaborate the optical or radar images; for Navigation and Aviation missions, the capability - thanks to proprietary laboratory, simulators and facilities - to develop and provide applications and qualify new services for the downstream market. The most important customers are the main satellite operators and satellite manufacturers, the main National and European space agencies and defence administrations.

    Our Missions & Programmes

    Galileo; EGNOS; Copernicus; COSMO-SkyMed; SICRAL