Nais operates at a high level in the space infrastructure and satellite sector, collaborating on the COSMO-SkyMed Earth observation system, an Italian constellation of four satellites equipped with Synthetic Aperture Radar sensors operating in X-band. The first satellite was launched in June 2007. In 2010 the complete constellation was fully operational. COSMO-SkyMed is the first satellite system designed for both military and civilian use.
In 2012 an improved version of the COSMO-SkyMed constellation was launched, namely the COSMO-SkyMed Second Generation (CSG) mission, with a cost of about 66 million Euros. C3 contractual phase includes the definition of the system design and the basic technological developments for on-board components of the two high-tech satellites of the space segment and for the ground segment with its logistical and operational infrastructure.
Nais operates in the CSG project, in partnership with Telespazio, in the design, consulting and software modules development of Control&Mission Planning subsystems for the ground segment.
Nais is Thales Alenia Space – Italy consultant for the analysis and review of:
- The ground segment system requirements and functional chains
- RAMS (Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Safety) analysis of subsystems and preventive evaluation of the software subsystems dependability.