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01 September 2012
Building Qatar’s First Satellite

Es’hail-1 is an SSL 1300 satellite bus with a 15-year design life and is a proven, modular platform for a broad range of satellite applications such as television, voice, Internet, corporate and government services. 

A typical communications satellite takes approximately 18 months to build.  Here we share with you some of the best photos of the manufacture of Es’hail-1 at SSL in Palo Alto, USA.