Third consecutive postponement for the launch of the Italian Cosmo SkyMed satellite. Scheduled from the Cape Canaveral base at 00.11 on January 30 with a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, the launch was postponed for 24 hours due, as in the previous days, to bad weather conditions. This was announced by the Italian Space Agency (ASI) and SpaceX.
A thick blanket of clouds on the base of Cape Canaveral forced the new postponement, this time decided at a few hours before launch.
This extends the wait for the Italian Earth observation program promoted by the Italian Space Agency (ASI) and the Ministry of Defense with the contribution of the Ministry of University and Research. With the launch of the second satellite of the new generation, there will be six Cosmo SkyMed satellites in orbit, all equipped with synthetic aperture radar that allow the detection of images day and night and in any weather conditions.
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