Timeline

Here follows a short timeline about MUOS, highlighting events about the MUOS station in Niscemi, Sicily. We do not pretend to be exhaustive nor to give detailed information: we just list key events of the MUOS affair, with reference to authorisations, institutions, legal actions, and technical issues.
Our timeline is organised in short snippets to ease reading. We hope to give a complete, even if approximate, picture of this affair.
Notice that we had no time to translate all events. If you can read Italian, please refer to the Italian version for full functionality.

2015

The Member of the European Parliament, Ignazio Corrao, hosted a conference on MUOS at the European Parliament. Frank Schwalba-Hoth, one of the inspiring personalities of the European Green policy, participated with several proposals.
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22apr
2015

First debate in the Administrative Court of second instance. The Italian Department of Defense challenges the first-instance sentence declaring the MUOS station abusive.

15apr
2015

The Italian Department of Defense challenges the sequestration of the MUOS station.

14apr
2015

The Public Prosecutor of Caltagirone sequestered the MUOS for violating environmental regulations. A similar provision was already produced on October 2012 but, being challenged by the Defense Ministry, it was than annulled by the Tribunale della Libertà of Catania.

1apr
2015

The Italian Defence Department files an appeal against the verdict of the Administrative Court (TAR) of Palermo, Sicily, of February 13th 2015, that established that the MUOS installation is entirely abusive and unauthorised.

18mar
2015

The administrative court (TAR) of Palermo admitted claims against the MUOS ground station in Niscemi.
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13feb
2015

The third MUOS satellite was launched into orbit.

20jan
2015

2014

Judicial hearing at the administrative court in Palermo. Closing statements were delivered from all lawyers. Now the final verdict is awaited.

25nov
2014

The consultant of the Sicilian Regional Administrative Court (TAR) filed his technical report on the risks of MUOS for human health and civil air traffic. His conclusions confirm the arguments of our technicians and scientists.
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12sep
2014