The How-To Guide to Satellites: Putting it Together

  • Released Friday, July 22, 2011

Building satellites isn't easy. They're complex, expensive, and not to mention hard to make! This is why whenever NASA makes a new satellite—like the MAVEN mission to Mars—its scientists and engineers do everything they can to make sure it's done right.

Now, putting a satellite together is nothing like putting together, say, an office chair. A single bolt can take hours to install, and you can't even imagine how complex the electronics are! Find out more about the whole process in this video!


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  • "So, You Want to Build a Satellite?" Part 2: Putting it Together (ID: 2011081)
    Friday, July 22, 2011 at 4:00AM
    Produced by - Brendan Antiochos (NASA)