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 Hosted Payload
System Supply Contractor: EADSA Astrium   Thales Alenia EADSA Astrium & Thales Alenia Orbital Sciences Corporation EADS Astrium*
Orbital Location: 52.5° E 47.5° E 2O° W 43° W
Lifetime: 15 Years 15 Years 15 Years 15 Years
Capacity: C-band


Ka-band Ka-band Ka-band

* Yahsat carries a Ka-band hosted payload on IS-32e/SKY-B1 satellite. The satellite was designed and built by EADS Astrium for operation at 43 WL.