How satellites are tested
A satellite has to undergo extreme physical stresses as it is launched, during its flight and so it remains functional for 15 years. We see a satellite launch and learn what these stresses are. Each component has to be fit for purpose, thereby they must survive the vibration of the launch, substantial shock waves and explosive charges. Two rigorous tests are featured; a 20 G vibration test and a shock test. A mixture of graphics and footage lead us through this journey.