After the withdrawal of Tabacci Draghi, he relies on the Minister of Technological Innovation regarding the responsibility of space policy. The premier heard the cdm for the integration of the delegation given to the minister for technological innovation and digital transition, Vittorio Colao, with that for the exercise of functions in the field of coordination of policies relating to space and aerospace programs.
The undersecretary Bruno Tabacci he renounced the delegation to Space and Aerospace after the controversy following the news of the hiring of Leonardo’s son. A non-random choice that of Colao. In the Pnrr the space chapter is in the mission digital (delegated to Colao) to which 25% of the 191 billion euros allocated to the country is destined.
The National Plan includes several lines of action: SatCom, Earth Observation, Space Factory, Access to Space, In-Orbit Economy, Downstream. The resources allocated by the NRP will cover a portion of the investments defined for these lines of intervention ”. Satellite technologies and the space economy will go to 1.29 billion euros: investments will be diverted to satellite infrastructures for digital monitoring to protect the territory and the space economy in general.
Italy has a long tradition in space activities. The country was among the first in the world to launch and operate satellites in orbit, and is a founding member of the European Space Agency, of which it is the third contributing country.