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How to Build a $100 Million Satellite

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alexs36zero (1 day ago)
Why does that bald guy at about 4:40 has to wear the hair cap?
Average Alien (3 days ago)
I constantly see satellites on clear nights. Looks kinda like another star at first, until you see it moving across the sky. Just one continuous little light moving across the sky and changing in brightness. One satellite I saw must've caught the suns light at just the right time, because it became really bright in the sky for a few seconds before fading away again
Meme Man (4 days ago)
Bang ding ow
kairon156 (5 days ago)
It would have been cool to have Kerbal Space Program sponcer this video.
ALI RAHMAN (11 days ago)
How does the insurance work for sattlites incase the $100 million satellite gets exploded or crashed during launch?
Jameson Audette (12 days ago)
dude i already know how orbits work
Zero11s (6 days ago)
orbits don't exist
Songbird (12 days ago)
0/10 I watched the entire video and still don’t know how to build a $100 million satellite.
smherczeg (19 days ago)
Great video! Most people would make this from the launch provider perspective, but I find this to be way more informative. It's a lot more interesting to learn about the individual players in this industry. I'm still curious about the breakdown of the cost, do you have any idea the cost percentage of things like materials, manufacturing, and services? 100 million+ is such a huge number I'm really curious to know where the majority of the cost comes from.
smherczeg (19 days ago)
Additionally, I would be very interested in learning about the difference in capabilities between cube sats like the ones put out by Planet Labs and the larger ones discussed in this video. What occupies the majority of the mass for these larger satellites?
Dario Kham (20 days ago)
A $100 million dollar satellite made this comment post possible from where I am at!. Thanks for giving a small glimpse into how much work/time/money it takes for our silly messages to come and go so easily!.
premier69 (26 days ago)
do not use pounds, do no use feet, do not use miles. use some sense!
Mustafa Mckinlay-malas (1 month ago)
why have underwater cables if there's satellite's
Vishnu Ramakrishnan (1 month ago)
ISRO did the mars mission for about $75 million dollars 😂
peepeetown (1 month ago)
how did they not realize the middle of the satellite looks like a dick
Andrew Hang (1 month ago)
How do they know if the satellite wont collide with another?
Rohan Roy (1 month ago)
misleading title. how to build a satellite?
Surburbanpimp (1 month ago)
Look at the center of the screen at 2:15 Like if you think funny
Swiss Crypto (1 month ago)
((((David BernSTEIN))))
Dorrito Man (1 month ago)
Didn't know people actually used torr measurements.
Andres Rodriguez (1 month ago)
How to build a $100M satellite Step 1: get $100M
Quantiset (1 month ago)
Does my nuke count?
jonyleo500 (1 month ago)
How to build a 100$ Million dollar satellite: get 100$ million dollars, there 12 mins saved
GoGo DaSilva (1 month ago)
Honestly, I don't understand why people dislike your videos. You aren't doing anything wrong, you are just explaining what goes on in the construction of satellites. unless you get something wrong, you shouldn't get any dislikes on your videos.
Swagachu _ (1 month ago)
Thanks for sharing finaly learnt what I have always wanted to know.
Vital Ral (1 month ago)
I worked 3 jobs. Saved enough and bought one. Now have to work even harder to send it into space. But I'm 87 old.
xerox3333 (2 months ago)
Building a satellite is easy, haven't you played Kerbal Space Program?
Marco A. Jiménez Potenza -MAJP- (2 months ago)
The video starts at 00:00 . You can thanks me later 👌
Cal South (2 months ago)
I think I’ll buy a Satellite today.
Shaun Gordon (2 months ago)
I really never appreciated how much work goes into these things and getting them up there
Atite Lometen (2 months ago)
If you wanna learn basic about orbits buy ksp
Leon (2 months ago)
Wow that was super interesting!
Michael Wentworth (2 months ago)
Wendover Productions wouldn't have made this video if the satellite wasn't transported to Florida in a plane.
M T (2 months ago)
I wonder if you could make a video about the small satelites. The 'CubeSat' which are 10x10x10 cm
FRANTIC ™ (2 months ago)
*4,708 satellites*
Ultrawide Benchmarks (2 months ago)
Hey Sam, would love to see a video about why China Post is cheap and takes 3 weeks or more to deliver a shipment. This should be interesting
Daniyal Adenwala (2 months ago)
make a video on the logistics of running a private jet
pranav mattapalli (2 months ago)
Do economics behind free co-working places
Street Lover (2 months ago)
They are right next to my house! There are like 20 ssl buildings right next to each other.
Henri-Eerik Reintal (2 months ago)
I first read how to build a satellite with 100$
Zaph F. Castillo (2 months ago)
biscuit boi5876 (2 months ago)
Step 1: have $100 million
Skies Gaming (2 months ago)
Please make more Airplane ✈️ or Spacecraft videos. Lol 😂 because I love them 😍, since I went to KSC (Kennedy Space Centre) Space Camp. (For Kids)! I love ❤️ your channel. Thanks a lot. I subbed and watched all Aircraft vids and some others.
Charles Cheesman (2 months ago)
You should do one on the economics of cruises!
Kʀʏᴘ2Nɪɢʜᴛ (2 months ago)
How to fix boredom: -Call SSL and ask them to build a satellite. Requirements: -Patience -$100+
D3 Fingerboards (2 months ago)
At 1:13 i thought the W was the win symbol for the cubs and then I saw the S
Blood Angel (2 months ago)
4:26 One person does some work, while ten people stand around with their hands in their pockets watching them. No wonder it costs so much.
Loris (2 months ago)
Is there a chance that you would reboot the "TWL"-series?
phil anthrop (2 months ago)
KSP taught me all about orbits!
Fiffles the Gay Dragon (2 months ago)
2:50 why is there a condom lying around
Umberto Fournier (2 months ago)
o wow
Patrick Astarita (2 months ago)
Include sources!
Flaming RD (2 months ago)
bend over productions
sameer rajput (2 months ago)
India did the whole mars orbitor mission in 74 million dollors ....they made satellite within the cost of 20 million dollors .....hmh
Lui_Boulevard (2 months ago)
Great ill need this video for when i need to build a $100M satellite
Keith 6042 (2 months ago)
Artillery only
Chris Murray (2 months ago)
It's got to be crushing being so careful making one of these, then seeing it explode on a failed launch.
bred (2 months ago)
Instruction’s not clear, dick got stuck neutron star
Kristian Kulev (2 months ago)
Sam, I would really enjoy if you create a video about big and unusual planes, like the An-225, the Beluga, etc. Keep up the great work! Greetings from Bulgaria!
alfdriss (28 days ago)
Kristian Kulev Living in Toulouse, France, where Airbus planes are assembled, I saw a beautiful Beluga landing at Blagnac Airport, very close over my head on my way to home this evening.
Christian Kay Larsen (2 months ago)
bluecommie (2 months ago)
A R T I L L E R Y O N L Y!!!!!!!
Finn Rudebeck (2 months ago)
Just a video suggestion, you are one of my fav YouTubers and I really want you to make a video about the M/S Estonia sinking. You would be really good at it!
MoonAir N (2 months ago)
offtopic, useless fact about me: i watch half as interesting more than this channel
JulsePlay (2 months ago)
You meen 100 Billion
Roland Oz Traveller (2 months ago)
How come you talk american and yet you are from Scotland? :)
Am Pm (2 months ago)
And this is SSL advertisement . Click bait . Fcuk off
Ruben (2 months ago)
They don't need advertisements. There are only 3 Companies that could even build a satellite SSL, Lockheed Martian and Northrop... Most the time they all work as suppliers to each other.
Am Pm (2 months ago)
And SSL financed this vdo.
Zachary Perkins (2 months ago)
Thanks for the tutorial, I'm new to the game.
santinieve 1 (2 months ago)
“At least a MONTH before launch as there is still a lot of LAST minute prep to do” If the standards of last minute is a month for satellites 🛰 I can see why its so complicated haha.
Hi Jack (2 months ago)
Finally I can give some competition to SpaceX
MallardDuck Aviation (2 months ago)
Can you make a video on how full service budget airlines like jet blue work?
StreetIrregular (2 months ago)
Hi, it would be really cool to see a video breaking down the elements of a modern Spaceport. Thanks!
Hallucinogenichusky (2 months ago)
Alleged satellites....
kingsofserbiangameplay 162 (2 months ago)
Why was I not informed by Google when this video was released?????
Zoltan Ercei (2 months ago)
AAAAAAAA but wait.. Earth is flat, why you show a globe ?
Mike Stone (2 months ago)
Great video, have always wondered what went into building a satellite.
Tim Hartley (2 months ago)
Who is on the hook in the event something goes wrong during launch? Are there special insurance policies for these?
TheOnlyEthan (2 months ago)
Artillery Only
Taiga Clarke (2 months ago)
>Space >Imperial System Biatch pls
Adam Schwertfeger (2 months ago)
I work for a small company and we have a small machine shop and 2 lasers that do hermetic welding for SSL housings. I personally have do drive their finished housings to a gate that is between SSL buildings 2 and 3, right next to the sign that you feature in your video. SSL wants us to deliver the parts personal because by the time a housing has been hermetically sealed they are worth close to $100,000 a piece and are wrapped in so much anti static packaging that if an EMP went off for example the electronics inside the parts would not be affected. Cool stuff and great video as always.
Jordan Youkhana (2 months ago)
An excellent concept for my next expenture.
Chef Sweaty (2 months ago)
Why does everyone gotta be smarter than me? I mean seriously, how does someone come up with this shit?
yOyO (2 months ago)
How to build a 123x193.23 square foot solar-powered radio satellite: Listen vury carefully.
Hue Gass (2 months ago)
A R T I L L E R Y. O N L Y
shahid k (2 months ago)
Is there any international satellite registry that launch companies consult/register to know if the targeted orbit is available ? Who monitors it ?
Grade Z Under Z (2 months ago)
Notified 3 days late, I rang the bell youtube, what do I need to do?
Svish85 (2 months ago)
Actually, if you really want to learn how orbits work, you should play Kerbal Space Program. 👍
John Caruthers (2 months ago)
Have some of the satellites built by SSL had nuclear fuel?
rai x (2 months ago)
can a Chinese or N Korean buy a satellite from SSL? requirements - be enough to spy America from space
Jente Waart (2 months ago)
I don't comment on your videos often but everytime I watch one of your video's I'm genuinely so impressed with how good and interesting your video's are. Thanks for all your video's and keep up the amazing work!
Mads Madsen (2 months ago)
If you give me $100 million I'll shoot a fucking tennis ball into space, call it a sattelite and pocket the rest.
Scott Barwick (2 months ago)
"You know.... 10 to the minus five Torr"
Shift (2 months ago)
How to build a $100 Million note block nicely.
Xy 24 (2 months ago)
So if I have money, I can just make a quick call to SSL and have a satellite built? Nice!
Brandon Wu (2 months ago)
If only I watched this video before my previous satellite launches...smh.
Nolanderish (2 months ago)
Hey I live in Palo Alto Reeeeeeeeeeee
Agham101 (2 months ago)
Is the launch cost not included?
Ruben (2 months ago)
Nope, launch is extra. SpaceX has prices on their site. Its about $62 million per launch.
Esburrito (2 months ago)
Me and my friends saw this satellite launch in person, pretty interesting to see how it was made!
Gabe Catalfo (2 months ago)
A bit clickbaity but a good video!
Alecia Carpenter (2 months ago)
I didn't know Tom Bosley was still with us?! Wow, he looks great for how old he is! ;)
Chris Oakley (2 months ago)
The videos here just get better and more professional. Really impressive
Dover (2 months ago)
earth is fat