OUR FLEET

We have chosen world-class players EADS Astrium, Thales and Alenia Space to develop a fully integrated satellite system. We have also partnered with Arianespace and International Launch Services to launch our first two satellites. The first satellite, Al Yah 1, was launched in April 2011, and the second, Al Yah 2, was launched in April 2012.

Yahsat will launch its third satellite, Al Yah 3, by the end of 2017, extending its coverage to Brazil and an additional 19 markets across Africa.

Specifications Al Yah 1 Al Yah 2 Al Yah 3
System Supply Contractor: EADSA Astrium   Thales Alenia EADSA Astrium & Thales Alenia Orbital Sciences Corporation
Orbital Location: 52.5° E 47.5° E 2O° W
Lifetime: 15 Years 15 Years 15 Years
Capacity: C-band:
8 of 36-MHz transponders
and 6 of 54-MHz transponders

Ku-band BSS:
25 of 33-MHz transponders

Ka-band:
Government payload
Ka-band:
Government payload

Ka-band:
Commercial payload:
60 spot-beams
Ka-band:
Commercial payload:
60 spot-beams
Payload Power: 11.6KW 9.7KW