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Al Yah 3

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.

The Ariane-5ECA was erroneously launched to an inclination of 20.6 instead of 3 due to an data input error. 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
Contractors: OSC
Equipment: 58 Ka-band spot beams
Configuration: GEOStar-3
Propulsion: IHI BT-4, 4 × XR-5 Hall Current Thrusters
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 15 years
Mass: 3795 kg
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Al Yah 3 2018-012A 25.01.2018 Ko ELA-3 P Ariane-5ECA with SES 14/GOLD
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