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Artemis - Pre-shipment Rushes Tape 3
- Title Artemis - Pre-shipment Rushes Tape 3
- Language International Sound
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ESA's advanced communication satellite, Artemis, is ready to be shipped to Kourou for launch on Ariane 5 in the summer of 2001. Artemis is not the conventional type of communication satellite. In particular it differs in one very important aspect: none of its payloads connects a fixed point on the Earth with other fixed points on the Earth. Instead, Artemis will connect users on the ground with satellites in orbit via its radio frequency data relay payload. This dramatically increases communication time with spacecraft in low-Earth orbit.
This video contains rushes of Artemis as the lid is placed on its crate ready for shipping. The rushes were filmed in the cleanroom of ESA's space research and technology centre, ESTEC, in Noorwijk, the Netherlands on 24 February 2001.