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In a hangar in the south of France, workers at EADS Astrium are putting the finishing touches to one of their latest satellites.
The plant in Toulouse has built about 40 satellites, which today circle the Earth providing television broadcasts, international communications and services to the military.
Earlier this month ZDNet UK's sister site silicon.com visited the EADS Astrium assembly hall to see the building of KA-SAT, a Eutelsat Communications satellite, which will bring fast broadband to Europe and neighbouring areas next year.
Here is KA-SAT without its outer casing, showing the cable feeds that will carry the signals and data to the satellite's antenna.
The satellite will be able to send and receive a total of 70Gbps, more than any other commercial satellite currently covering Europe.
Photo credit: EADS Astrium