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COSMO-SkyMed 2



Skymed 2 is an Italian (military-civilian) dual use, Earth-imaging craft that was launched by a Delta 2 rocket from Vandenberg AFB at 02:31 UT on 09 December 2007. It carries a synthetic aperture radar (SAR) operating in X-band.

Alternate Names

  • 32376
  • COSMO-SkyMed2
  • SkyMed 2

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2007-12-09
Launch Vehicle: Delta II 7420
Launch Site: Vandenberg AFB, United States
Mass: 1700 kg
Nominal Power: 14 W

Funding Agencies

  • Agenzia Spaziale Italiana (Italy)
  • Ministry of Defense, Italy (Italy)


  • Earth Science

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

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