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 was to be launched in early 2017 by an Ariane-5ECA, but was eventually delayed to January 2018. Stationed at 20° West, it provides services for Africa and Brazil.
During the launch, the Ariane-5ECA suffered a telemetry loss, which led to an off-nominal deployment of the satellites in an orbit with an inclination of 20.6° instead of 3°. The consequences on the lifetime of Al Yah 3 are currently not known.
|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||2018-012A||25.01.2018||Ko ELA-3||P||Ariane-5ECA||with SES 14/GOLD|