Each launch of the Ariane 5 rocket is a high-risk adventure and a 500 million euro bet. The concentration is maximum because each step is essential and follows a very precise chronology. Around Ariane 5, the launcher of the European Space Agency (ESA), a whole world reveals itself: armed forces on the ground and in the air, an industrial network of 550 companies in 12 European countries, buried bunkers and secrets to which few people have access. Through the countdown of a launch campaign at the Guiana Space Centre, the world’s largest space launch centre, discover how this campaign is orchestrated according to a very specific scenario.
From the arrival of the rocket in spare parts by plane and boat, to the delicate transport of the convoy up tp the launch pad and placement in orbit of the satellite. Each launch is a consecration.
Partner(s) : RMC Découverte -Collectivité Territoriale de Guyane - CNES
Broadcaster(s) : RMC Découverte -Science et Vie TV
Director(s) : Laurent Mini
Author(s) : Laurent Mini
Year : 2018Duration : 52 minutes
(Français) Festival du Film scientifique de la Réunion 2019