For several years, the Italian Space Agency (ASI)
has been involved in promoting and financing scientific experiments
in space, including two previous SIR-C/X-SAR missions (also for the
SRTM project). ASI has provided indispensable contributions and collaboration
which allowed the Italian scientific community to take part in this
important Earth observation mission.
Therefore, ASI has financed seven research projects, spread on all
the Italian territory, which will elaborate and analyze data provided
by STS-99 during and after the mission.
MECSA is a university consortium involved in several national and
international scientific activities regarding Earth observation, in
particular from space. The SRTM mission plays the important role of
coordinating scientific activities of these research projects financed
ASI and MECSA developed these web pages to allow the public to better
understand the space shuttle missions, the SRTM objectives and in
particular, the Italian projects.
Courtesy of NASA/JPL
Dr. Paolo Ammendola, ASI
responsible for SRTM project
Calamia, ASI scientific responsible for SRTM project
Site coordinator: Dr Giovanni Milillo, ASI
Site operative management: Dr. Paolo Focardi, University of Florence