Infographic: What is satellite testing?
Perfect preparation is the key to success
The spacecrafts are developed for various applications such as navigation, communications, earth observation, military applications, space science and many others.
Operating a satellite is a lot like skydiving. Perfect preparation is the key to success, because once it is space borne, every mistake is very serious. But there is one big difference: A typical skydive only lasts a few minutes, while the satellite has to stay in orbit for an average of 15 years.
The following infographic takes a closer look at the test phases of a spacecraft and describes why functional and environmental tests (like electromagnetic compatibility EMC and telemetry, tracking, command TT&C) are essential to make sure that the satellites you are launching work perfectly.