Envisat is the biggest satellite ever developed in Europe. Its transport from ESAÕs test and integration facilities in Noordwijk in the Netherlands to EuropeÕs spaceport in Kourou in South America took place by plane. Getting 8 tons of delicate hi-tech equipment transported over 8000 km was no easy task for the engineers and logistics experts. This programme tells the story, including soundbites with those who participated in the task.
The 5-minute A-roll contains split audio with an English guide track and is complemented by a longer B-roll with clean international sound.
ENVISAT FROM NOORDWIJK TO KOUROU
ENVISAT - THE CHALLENGE OF ITS TRANSPORT TO KOUROU
A ROLL : RUN TIME 05':20''
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00:38 This satellite Envisat, is the result of nearly ten years of work by the European Space Agency, with over 100 high-tech companies throughout Europe involved in design and development. It represents Europe's most important contributions to global environmental monitoring.
(satellite in Noordwijk)
00:52 Observing land, oceans, atmosphere and ice caps, it will help scientists to better understand the system Earth, and it will monitor global change from its unique vantage point in space. Envisat data will give scientists and policy makers crucial information to make informed decision about how to protect Earth's environment.
01:12 It's an important day for Dave Watson, an ESA satellite engineer. Having passed all tests, successfully the satellite is now ready to leave ESA's Test and Integration Cent