After successful transportation from EADS Astrium facilities in Toulouse, France, to the Baikonur Commodore, Kazakhstan on April 15th, Yahsat’s second satellite has now been mounted onto its launch vehicle the ILS Proton Breeze M; ready to be moved to its final position on land for its successful launch into space next week.
Set to launch on April 24th, Yahsat’s Y1B satellite will go through a series of vigorous functional tests and launch rehearsals before the rocket is armed and moved into position for take-off.
The Y1B weighs more than 6,000 kg, features a spacecraft power of 14kW and has a 15-year designed lifetime. It is equipped with a commercial multi-beam payload in Ka-band, which will be used to provide a variety of government and commercial applications, including “YahClick”, a new reliable and affordable satellite broadband service.
Press Release issued:Abu Dhabi, Wednesday 18th April 2012.