How to build a satellite BBC Documentary

This documentary shows step-by-step how to assemble one of the most complicated communication satellites in the world.

A massive communication satellite is built from the inner skeleton to the fuel tanks and engines at the Portsmouth site. The electronics are built and tested keeping in mind that the satellite has to operate for a minimum of 15 years with a guarantee.

After the satellite is built, it is sent to France where solar arrays and antenna dishes are added. Then it is packed and sent for launch in French Guiana in South America.

Finally, the satellite is launched.

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