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Posted by Patrick Burgoyne, 4 March 2010, 15:27    Permalink    Comments (10)

This Is Real Art has made a series of charming informational films on the way that satellites work

The films were made for Astra, the European satellite operator not the reasonably priced car, and will be used both internally and to educate potential clients about what the company does.

There are seven films in total, covering everything (and indeed slightly more than) you might want to know about the operation of a satellite. Including sections on history, physics, control, launch, why we need satellites, business and the future.

We have two, including Why Do We Need Satellites?

And Physics


And, yes, that is Johnny Ball doing the voiceover.



Couldn't help but think about all the space debris there is in our orbit at the moment . . .
2010-03-05 00:12:20

Beautiful and informative. Great stuff!
2010-03-05 02:07:07

Good stuff. Very clean and straight to the point. Reminds me a lot of the Guide done for the Hitchhikers movie from a few years ago. Im sure theres other examples but its a fun format.
2010-03-05 08:14:09

It feels like the old Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy TV show. It's how I imagine Ford Prefect would teach a physics lesson.
Adam Kirby
2010-03-05 10:48:57

#Adam Kirby- SPOT ON!
Gemma Mercy
2010-03-05 11:47:04

lucid and fascinating!
2010-03-05 13:39:58

a model of clarity. fab
louise murray
2010-03-05 13:53:52

2010-03-05 13:55:29

Here is their website:

Don't see those videos on there yet though but they have got a useful tool for searching tv channels.
2010-03-09 17:25:48

2010-03-12 11:05:18

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