Leonardo’s electro-optical instruments, robotic systems and laser transmitters, which can be integrated on board satellites and interplanetary probes, analyse meteorological and climate phenomena on Earth, study in close-up the celestial bodies in our solar system, and investigate deep space.

The world's most powerful operational hyperspectral instrument

on board the ASI PRISMA satellite


is equipped with the first laser transmitter to operate in the ultraviolet range

Lightning Imager

an instrument capable of detecting lightning at an altitude of 36,000 km, on board the third-generation Meteosat satellite


a spectrometer that will detect and analyse plant fluorescence from an altitude of about 800 km

The ExoMars drill

will penetrate the soil of Mars to a depth of 2 metres in search of traces of life, past or present


Robotics and drilling

Space robotics systems and mechanisms, particularly arms and drills, with electronics and control software capable of drilling into soil and collecting samples for analysis using integrated laboratories.


Tools for the observation and study of meteorological and climate phenomena on Earth, in our solar system and in deep space, capable of operating in a variety of optical bands, from ultraviolet to infrared (vision cameras, spectrometers – including hyperspectral ones – and radiometers).

Laser transmitters

Laser transmitters and LIDAR instruments operating in the ultraviolet range, enabling acquisition and transmission of essential data to improve short-term and medium-term meteorological models, as well as the study of climate change.

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