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, Y1A, was launched in April 2011, and the second, Y1B, was launched in April 2012.
Yahsat will launch its third satellite, Al Yah 3, by the end of 2016, extending its coverage to Brazil and an additional 16 markets across Africa.
|Specifications||Y1A||Y1B||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|
8 of 36-MHz transponders
and 6 of 54-MHz transponders
25 of 33-MHz transponders