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Giove, Ready For Launch
- Video Tape only
- Title Giove, Ready For Launch
- Released: 16/12/2005
- Language English
- Footage Type Documentary
- Copyright ESA
Contains a 3 minute A-roll, plus Giove Graphics of Launch and in Orbit, Graphics of the Galileo Atomic Clock, GV's integration of Giove to Fregat launcher stage at Baikonur, Kazakhstan, Graphics of the Solar Wind, Graphics of the Galileo Constellation and GV's of Galileo Applications in cars, maritime use, traffic management, cashpoint withdrawal, online banking. Finally also GVs of Tsunami Warning System, GVs of Asian Tsunami of december 2004.
GVs of testing Giove at ESA's ESTEC facility in the Netherlands, GVs signing the Galileo Agreement, Exterior GVs of the Surrey Satellite Technology (SSTL) Headquarters, itw with Javier Benedicto ESA Galileo Project Manager english and french.
Giove: the First Galileo Satellite, Ready For Launch
A & B roll Rx date:
16.12.05 A roll script: The launch of a small satellite from the Kazakhstan desert will mark the beginning of Europeís civil navigation capabilities in space. Called Giove, it will act as a trail blazer for a new global positioning system known as Galileo.
This system is being jointly developed between the European Space Agency and the EU.
Soundbite Javier Benedicto, ESA Galileo Project Manager: ""Giove will be the first satellite of the Galileo programme. We have never launched in Europe a satellite navigation system.""
Developed and built in under 3 years by Surrey Satellite Technologies in the UK, Giove has been fully tested by the European Space Agency against the rigours of space and is now sitting on top of a Russian Soyuz-Fregat launcher at Baikonur.
After blast-off in the early hours of the morning, Giove will be propelled into an orbit 23,000 kilometres above the Earth. Levels of solar radiation are very intense at this al