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Yahsat

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Yahsat 1A
Launch date : 2010
Main contactor : Astrium†
Platform : Eurostar-3000
Launch services : Arianespace
Launcher : Ariane-5ECA
Launch site : French Guiana
Transponders : 14 C-band , 20 Ku-band , 21 Ka-band
Launch mass : 6000 kg
Life expectancy : 15 years

Yahsat 2A
Launch date : 2010
Main contactor : Astrium†
Platform : Eurostar-3000
Launch services : SeaLaunch
Launcher : Proton-M Briz-M
Transponders : 14 C-band , 20 Ku-band , 21 Ka-band
Launch mass : 6000 kg
Life expectancy : 15 years
History & Overview

Al Yah Satellite Communications Company PJSC (Yahsat) is a private joint stock company fully owned by Mubadala, an investment arm of the Government of Abu Dhabi. Since being incorporated in 2007, it has designed the regionís first hybrid satellite system, based on extensive interaction with customers and research into their communication needs.

The company's first satellite, Yahsat 1A, will be launched in the fourth quarter of 2010 at 52.5 degrees East. Yahsat 1B will follow in the first half of 2011. The satellite control will be operated from the company's gateway in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Yahsat has binding contracts with the Emirates govenment and military forces that have taken a major capacity in bith satellites.

The Yahsat satellites will fulfil the satellite communication requirements of both government and commercial customers in the Middle East, Africa, Europe and South West Asia. The system is designed to accommodate the trends of emerging applications in the satellite industry like HDTV and other broadband satellite services.

 
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