Yahsat’s second Satellite Y1B successfully launched
Al Yah Satellite Communications Company PrJSC, “Yahsat”, has announced the successful launch of its second satellite Y1B. The launch took place at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan on April 24th, 2012, at 2:18 am Abu Dhabi time.
The Y1B weighs more than 6,000 kg and features a spacecraft power of 14kW and has a 15-year design lifetime. It is equipped with a commercial multi-beam Ka-band payload, which will be used to provide a variety of government and commercial applications, including “YahClick”, a new reliable and affordable satellite broadband service for the Middle East, Africa, and South West Asia.