Yahsat celebrates five years in space

Lanceur en ZL - Vol 189 - Le 30/06/2009


Abu Dhabi / Emirates Business

UAE-satellite operator, Yahsat, is all set to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the launch of its first satellite, Y1A, on April 23. In 2011, the Ariane 5 rocket carrying the satellite launched from the European Space Centre in Kourou, French Guiana.
The following year Yahsat launched its second satellite, Y1B.
Currently, the company is on-track for the eagerly anticipated third member of its fleet, Al Yah 3, which will provide high-quality broadband coverage to an additional 19 countries including first time entry to South America through Brazil.
Yahsat provides multipurpose satellite solutions (government and commercial) for broadband, broadcast, government, and communications use across the Middle East, Africa, and Europe in addition to Central and South West Asia.
Based in Abu Dhabi, UAE, and wholly owned by Mubadala Development Company, the investment vehicle of the Government of Abu Dhabi, Yahsat is the first company in the Middle East and Africa to offer multi-purpose ka-band satellite services.
Yahsat has announced the manufacturing of its much-anticipated third satellite, Al Yah 3, planned for service launch in early 2017, extending their commercial Ka-band coverage to an additional 19 markets reaching 60 percent of Africa’s population and over 95 percent of Brazil’s population, marking the company’s first entry in to Brazil.

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