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Artemis keeps talking the talk

Although ESA's Artemis telecommunications satellite has officially completed its mission, it still has plenty to offer. Reaching its working orbit almost 11 years ago after an arduous journey, Artemis continues to communicate with Earth.
After almost 11 years in orbit, it is a fact that the Artemis mission has been successfully completed. To meet the demand of its operational users, ESA decided to keep operating Artemis for a few more years until its planned deorbiting in 2014.

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ESA's Artemis communications satellite is in action again to ensure the safe arrival of Europe's third Automated Transfer Vehicle at the International Space Station with vital supplies.
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Celebrating 10 years of Artemis
 
ESA's pioneering Artemis satellite today marks a decade in space. The Advanced Relay and Technology Mission was a breakthrough in telecommunications satellites for Europe, packed with new technologies such as laser links and ion thrusters for proving in space.
A launch problem on 12 July 2001 almost ended the mission before it even began, when the rocket's upper stage injected Artemis into a low transfer orbit. For any conventional satellite, this would have resulted in the loss of the mission.

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Artemis, ESA's data relay satellite, successfully answered the call for emergency services from the ATV Control Centre due to anticipated outages at the NASA Space Centre in Houston, Texas.
Artemis is operated from ESA's facility at Redu, Belgium which houses the spacecraft's mission control centre and a
Ka-band ground terminal with a 13.5-metre dish antenna. The most recent task performed by Artemis was communicating with Jules Verne, Europes first Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV), a task it was sharing with NASAs Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System (TDRSS).

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