"The European Space Agency will on Friday launch the world's first
commercial fully re-programmable satellite, paving the way for a new era of
more flexible communications.
"Unlike conventional models that are designed and 'hard-wired' on Earth and
cannot be repurposed once in orbit, the Eutelsat Quantum is based on
so-called software-defined technology that allows users to tailor the
communications to their needs—almost in real-time."
A pre-launch bugathon/hackathon, in addition to qualification testing and
acceptance sign-off, is a reasonable recommendation.