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- Title Envisat anniversary
- Date of Production 03/04/2012
- Length 00:04:19
- Language English
- Footage Type Documentary
- Copyright ESA
In the early hours of 1 March 2002, the largest Earth observation satellite ever built soared into orbit from ESA's launch base in Kourou, French Guiana For a decade, Envisat has been keeping watch over our planet. The eight-tonne satellite has doubled its planned five-year lifetime, circling Earth more than 50 000 times. With ten sophisticated optical and radar sensors, the satellite is continuously observing and monitoring Earth's land, atmosphere, oceans and ice caps. An estimated 2000 scientific publications have been based on this information.
More background information can be found on: http://www.esa.int/esaEO/SEMWYN2VQUD_index_0_m.html
This A and B Roll provides an overview of the Mission with an interview of Volker Liebig, in English and German, Director of ESA Earth Observation Programmes.