In 2018, Telespazio VEGA UK is celebrated its 40th anniversary in the United Kingdom. Today, it has offices in Luton and Harwell and provides the British corporate and institutional market with innovative solutions and services in the areas of space engineering & operations; Earth observation; navigation; and fixed & mobile satellite communications. The company also implements systems for the ground segment of satellite missions and provides specialist consultancy to some of the major international space programmes.
In July 2018, Telespazio VEGA held a celebratory reception at the Italian Embassy in London, with guests including Italian Ambassador, Raffaele Trombetta; Leonardo’s Space Activity Coordinator and Telespazio CEO, Luigi Pasquali; Leonardo in the UK’s Director of Government Affairs, Andrew Cowdery; and Telespazio VEGA UK CEO, Marco Folino.
On the occasion, an exhibition was presented at the Italian Embassy, which includes eight spectacular, high definition, optical and radar satellite images. These make it possible to take a true virtual flight over the British Isles, highlighting some specific and very interesting features.