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SkyMed 3



SkyMed 3, also known as COSMO-SkyMed 3, is an Italian remote sensing and military reconnaissance craft that was launched from Vandenberg AFB at 02:28 UT on 25 October 2008. It carries a Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR). The emphasis will be on Mediterranean security.

Alternate Names

  • 33412
  • COSMO-SkyMed 3
  • SkyMed3

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2008-10-25
Launch Vehicle: Delta II
Launch Site: Vandenberg AFB, United States

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (Italy)


  • Surveillance and Other Military

Additional Information

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

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