When all its supplies and equipment are used up, it is abandoned. Detail and define your satellite, and then start erasing all the guidelines and shapes. The Humanity Star is a geodesic sphere made from carbon fibre with 65 highly reflective panels.
Batteries store some of this energy for times that the satellite is in the shadow of the Earth.
A propulsion system — a rocket engine on the satellite may be used to help place the satellite into the correct orbit. Anaximander describes this in c BCE. Later, an international global satellite consortium Intelsat is formed, which manages a constellation of communications satellites providing international broadcast services.
It lifted six satellites and a technology demonstrator into low Earth orbit.