On 14th July 2020 the first contract amendment for MUSIS (MUltinational Space-based Imaging System) programme was signed between OCCAR-EA, on behalf of MUSIS Partner Nations (Italy and France), and the Industrial Consortium created by Thales Alenia Space – Italy and Airbus Defence and Space.
This contract amendment secures the acquisition of some critical components of the Common Interface Layer (CIL) that will allow interoperability between the French Composante Spatiale Optique (CSO) and the Italian Cosmo Sky-Med Second Generation space-based systems. MUSIS programme is currently in its full development phase. Taking into consideration contractual requirements and the system operational concept, MUSIS team is focused in developing the architecture of the system, both logical and physical, up to the definition of technical specifications at system and subsystem level including those for ILS and ISS. The whole development process will achieve its most important point at the Critical Design Review opening planned at the end of September this year.