OFFICINA STELLARE SpA has been awarded the contract for the supply of a set of medium and long-range telescopes to be installed in a test facility located in the southern hemisphere — this contract has a total value of approximately $1.5 million.
Gino Bucciol, Head of OS’ Business Development, said, “[..] this contract positions us, internationally, among the most important players in the defense sector, a strategic area that we have been overseeing for some years, in which we aim to grow thanks to the consolidated technical-engineering skills and the level of absolute excellence achieved by our opto-mechanical instrumentation. This result is a further confirmation of the defense industry’s confidence in our industrial model characterized by an almost completely internal value chain that guarantees efficiency, versatility and the ability to optimize production processes.”
Additionally, last month, the company was awarded the contract for the supply of the ground Satellite Laser Ranging (SLR) station that is to complete the already existing geodetic infrastructure at the Yebes Observatory in Spain.
This ground station was designed for extremely versatile use and is also different from those that are specifically related to laser measurements, such as laser communications.
This contract is part of the important scientific project YDALGO, promoted by the National Center of Geographic Information, and led by the Spanish company TTI and further supported by the German DiGOS that specializes in the development of turnkey SLR stations.