On 20 October, for the first time ever a Soyuz launcher will lift off from Europe's Space port in French Guiana. On top of the legendary russian rocket the first two satellites of the Galileo Constellation for the In Orbit Validation (IOV) phase of the European Navigation system. Final preparations are in full swing for a historical space launch from the Centre spatial Guyanais.
This A and B-Roll presents the two-fold importance of the mission, the new launcher to be operated from Kourou and the first Galileo operational spacecraft.
It includes interviews with Jean-Jacques Dordain, ESA Director General, Yannick Descatha, President of CNES, Jean-Yves Le Gall, CEO of Arianespace, Victor Nikolaev, DG of Starsem, Didier Faivre, Director of Navigation Programmes at ESA and Javier Benedicto, ESA's Galileo Project Manager.
The B-Roll also features a 3D animation showing the main phases of the mission. Interviews are in English, French and Castellano.
More backgroud information can be found on: http://www.esa.int/esaCP/SEMS693UNSG_index_0.html