For the purposes of telemedicine in remote environments DAN R&I could not help but use an expert partner in the space sector that is represented in this case by the company ALTEC (Aerospace Logistics Technology Engineering Company) that for its experience in the management and control of space missions has often been called the “Italian Houston”.
ALTEC is the Italian center of excellence for the provision of engineering and logistics services to support the operations and utilization of the International Space Station and the development and implementation of planetary exploration missions. ALTEC is a public-private company owned by the largest European space company, Thales Alenia Space and the Italian Space Agency, ASI.
ALTEC is based in Turin and has its own staff seconded to NASA and ESA.
ALTEC services range from engineering and logistic support to the training of astronauts, to the support to experiments in particular of biomedicine, to the processing of scientific data, to the development and management of the ground segment of space programs and the promotion of space culture.