ESA's Artemis satellite will be launched on 12 July 2001 on Ariane 5 from Europe's spaceport in Kourou. This programme includes the pre-launch Video News Release for this event, made of a 2'30"" A-roll plus an extended B-roll with footage on Artemis development and mission.
Shotlist and Script
The European Space Agency is launching a unique satellite that will put new communications technologies to the test.
Cleanroom footage development of Artemis
Alenia Spazio logo visible)
The multifunction spacecraft, Artemis, will carry three different instruments into orbit. It has been built by 40 different companies from all over Europe, with Alenia Spazio from Italy as prime contractor.
SOT Mr. Pietro Lo Galbo, Head of Telecommunications Department, ESA
""Launching a satellite is expensive, so we always try to qualify as many functions, as many technologies as we possibly can so that European industry can have those qualified elements available for commercial applications.""
Footage/graphics launch and deployment of Artemis.
Pan across 'Dead Area')
Launched from Europe's Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, Artemis will blast into a geostationary orbit high above Africa. The satellite's mobile payload will ensure se