Al Yah 3 at 20° West
|Launch vehicle:||Ariane 5ECA|
|Expected lifetime:||15+ Years|
The Al Yah 3 satellite was built by Orbital ATK (Northrop Grumman) based on their new GEOStar-3 bus and had a launch mass of 3,500 kgs. The payload consisted of 58 Ka-band spot beams.
The satellite is located at 20° West and will expand Yahsat’s Ka-band coverage to 19 additional markets across Africa covering 60% of the population and marks Yahsat’s first entry into Brazil where 95% of the population will have access to its satellite broadband services.
Al Yah 3 is an all Ka-band satellite, and the first hybrid electric propulsion satellite, launched on an Ariane 5 rocket by launch operator Arianespace, on January 26th 2018.