The 01 March 2003 marks the first anniversary of the launch of Envisat. Since its launch Envisat has been peforming well and data has been collected from its many instruments.
In celebration of this anniversary this programmeoutlines the data collected by Envisat since its launch with emphasis on how it has provided information on last years natural and man-made disasters such as the Prestige oil slick and the flooding of central Europe.
The programme comprises of a 7-minute a-roll with split audio (English commentary/international sound) and is complimented by a B-roll with clean international sound
00:40 Early morning on March the Ist 2002. The end of a long journey is in sight for the hundreds of scientists and engineers, who have been preparing one of Europe's most challenging space missions. After more than ten years of design and construction, ENVISAT is ready for lift-off.
01:00 Launch sequence L-10...
01:21 Never before had an Ariane-5 rocket launched an eight ton satellite the size of a truck into low Earth orbit. Just 30 Minutes after the main engines ignited, the European Space Operations Center at Darmstadt in Germany confirmed - all lights green. A new era in European Earth observation had dawned.
01:41 Aboard Envisat, a set of ten instruments began to scan the Earth's surface and to send scientific information to ESA's data center at Frascati in Italy. Over next 10 years, Envisat is supposed to tell us how our planet and its environment are changing.
02:00 Immediately after the radar instrument ASAR had been switched on ENVISAT data experts received stunning informati