Al Yah 3 [Orbital]
Al Yah 3 is a planned Ka-band communication satellite Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat)', a wholly owned subsidiary of Mubadala Development Company.
The Al Yah 3 satellite is built by Orbital based on the new GEOStar-3 bus. It has a launch weight of 3500 kg. The payload consists of 58 Ka-band spot beams.
The satellite will be launched in early 2017 by an Ariane-5ECA. Stationed at 20° West, it will provide services for Africa and Brazil.
|Nation:||United Arab Emirates|
|Type / Application:||Communication|
|Operator:||Al Yah Satellite Communications Company|
|Equipment:||58 Ka-band spot beams|
|Propulsion:||IHI BT-4, 4 × XR-5 Hall Current Thrusters|
|Power:||2 deployable solar arrays, batteries|
|Al Yah 3||-||2018||Ko ELA-3||Ariane-5ECA||with SES 14/GOLD|