Satellite Artemis (Advanced Data Relay and Technology Mission Satellite) of European Space Agency

Name of Satellite, Alternate Names Artemis (Advanced Data Relay and Technology Mission Satellite)
Country of Operator/Owner ESA
Operator/Owner European Space Agency
Users Commercial/Government
Purpose Communications/Research
Class of Orbit GEO
Type of Orbit
Longitude of GEO (degrees) 21.36
Perigee (km) 35771
Apogee (km) 35803
Eccentricity 0.000379533648029983
Inclination (degrees) 7.03
Period (minutes) 1436.12
Launch Mass (kg.) 3105
Dry Mass (kg.) 1500
Power (watts) 4600
Date of Launch 12-07-2001
Expected Lifetime 10 yrs.
Contractor Alenia Spazio
Country of Contractor Italy
Launch Site Guiana Space Center
Launch Vehicle Ariane 5G
COSPAR Number 2001-029A
NORAD Number 26863
Comments An 18-month rescue mission recovered the satellite; develop European capabilities in satellite communications; test new technologies; support development of European navigation system (EGNOS, c. 2010).


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