Italy collaborates actively in space with the US, involving small and medium-sized enterprises, working on missions like the International Space Station and Artemis, indirectly supporting NATO.


  1. Recently elected Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni's upcoming US trip will focus on space issues.
  2. Italy has expertise in Earth observation through its "Iride" program, providing capabilities in agriculture, water management, weather prediction, etc.
  3. The "Iride" program's attractiveness extends to Mediterranean and African partners.
  4. The Luigi Broglio Malindi Space Center makes Italy an appealing partner for African countries interested in advancing their own space capabilities.
  5. Supporting Allied space capabilities aligns with US strategic interests.