Evangelos Artemis Engineer

Evangelos Artemis (Ευάγγελος Αρτέμης) was a Greek engineer involved in the early development of Guided missiles. Artemis studied Electrical engineering in France and Austria and worked in France, the United Kingdom and Germany. According to Artemis himself, he conceived details of a guided missile when he studied German Bombardments of World War I. After working with designs involving remote tracing and control, he started working after 1933, in Greece, on a remote guided "rocket" system. With state technical and financial support he constructed his prototypes, which were tested near the island of Salamina in the Summer of 1938. The fate of the designs remains a mystery to this date. Artemis claimed that the designs were given to a "foreign power", refusing any further development of his ideas. After World War II he worked in various research institutes, including the National Technical University of Athens, a city where he lived until May 12, 1980.


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