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Italy in Space: Collaborations and Future Prospects


Since the 1960s, space has played a fundamental role in Italy for both civil and military purposes. International collaborations allow the country to access advanced technologies and expertise, and to share knowledge and resources. In this context, Rome boasts bilateral and multilateral partnerships, in Europe and beyond. Implementing the new EU Space Strategy for Security and Defence presents major challenges and opportunities for Italy. By working proactively and promptly with its European partners and leveraging its space expertise, Italy will be able to ensure that the initiatives to be developed within the Strategy are as in line as possible with national needs and ambitions, consolidating its technological, industrial and scientific role, and fostering dialogue among European countries.