An Astrium engineer is “playing” with a satellite part. Is it possible somehow to play this game as well?
In November 2009, Astrium was selected by global satellite operator SES S.A. to deliver four new communications satellites. The satellites, to be designated Astra 2E, Astra 2F, Astra 2G and Astra 5B, are scheduled for launch in several steps between 2012 and 2014. These satellites will be built on a Eurostar E3000 platform, the latest version of Astrium’s Eurostar series which has proven to be highly reliable in commercial service. The design life of each satellite is 15 years. The video is a little bit borings (and combined with not the best music selection) but includes a wide variety of high tech shots!
Why I like this video? Because it includes closeup shots from electronic and mechanical engineering heaven! Designed and built by Astrium and the European Space Agency, Alphasat is the most sophisticated commercial communications satellite ever built. Alphasat carries a new generation of advanced geomobile communications payload in L-band, will enable communications across Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East with increased capacity. On top of those, it features eight new-generation digital signal processors for the payload, and an 11-metre antenna reflector. Pretty amazing right?
This is an old video footage captured by Astrium in its facility in Toulouse, France. Its all about the construction of ASTRA 2F satellite that was meticulously put together by specialised satellite professionals, engineers and technicians. Designed and built for SES on the Eurostar E3000 platform. It weights six-ton with a design lifetime of 15 years and it is already at the darkness of space