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COSMO-SkyMed Second Generation (CSG) is now part of ESA's Third Party Missions Programme, in which ESA has an agreement with ASI to distribute data products from the mission. COSMO-SkyMed Second Generation consists of two enhanced SAR satellites: CSG-1, launched in 2019 and CSG-2, to be launched in 2021.

CSG’s objective is to provide data on a global scale to support a variety of applications among which include risk management, cartography, forest and environment protection, natural resources exploration, land management, defence and security, maritime surveillance, food and agriculture management.

The COSMO-SkyMed Second Generation data are available for scientific research and application development (both archived and new acquisitions), following the approval of a project proposal.

ESA will support as many high-quality and innovative projects as possible within the quota limit available, therefore only a limited amount of products can be made available to each project. Details about the data provision, data access conditions and quota assignment procedure are described in the CSG Terms of Applicability.