To mark the imminent launch of Artemis, ESA’s new telecommunications
satellite, ESA will be giving away a unique Artemis rucksack every day from
now until the launch.

The competition is open to young people aged 10 to 16 living in one of the
15 ESA Member States. All they have to do is to answer correctly four easy
questions about Artemis and email their reply to ESA. One winner will be
selected at random each weekday from all the correct entries received, and
the names of the winners will be posted on the website every week.

Artemis is the latest telecommunications satellite to be developed by ESA
and its innovative design includes new technology never before used in a
telecommunications satellite. As well as improving mobile communications
services and inter-satellite data relay, Artemis will also play an important
role in the development of Galileo, Europe’s new worldwide satellite
navigation system.

At present Artemis is undergoing final preparation and testing at Europe’s
spaceport in Kourou. If all goes well, it will be sent into orbit by an
Ariane-5 launcher on 12 July. You can follow the launch campaign on the
new Artemis launch page opened today.

Would you like to take part in this new competition or do you know someone
who would be interested? You can find all the details of the competition on
the Artemis launch page [].

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* ESA’s Artemis telecommunications satellite to be launched in July

Related Links

* Artemis Launch page

* Telecommunications