July 05, 2012 – Cannes, France (Techreleased) – Astrium and Thales Alenia Space, Europe’s leading space companies, have successfully completed the in-orbit testing of the Y1B satellite, conducted from the Yahsat control centre in Abu Dhabi (UAE).
Yahsat CEO Tareq Abdulraheem Al Hosani said: “I am pleased with the work carried out by Astrium and Thales Alenia Space in the in-orbit delivery of our second satellite.”
Y1B is now ready to provide operational communications services for commercial and governmental clients with its Ka-band multi-beam technology, Y1B offers state of the art secure communications and high throughput broadband solutions to its customers in the Middle East, Africa, South-West and Central Asia.
Astrium and Thales Alenia Space are co-prime contractors of the Yahsat Turn Key Contract.
Y1A and Y1B satellites are built on Astrium Eurostar E3000 platforms with telecommunication payloads from Thales Alenia Space.
About Al Yah Satellite Communications Company PrJSC (Yahsat)
Yahsat provides multipurpose satellite solutions (government and commercial) for broadband, broadcast, military communications use across the Middle East, Africa and South West Asia. Based in Abu Dhabi, and wholly owned by Mubadala, Yahsat is the first company in the Middle East and Africa to offer multi-purpose satellite services:
– YahClick – the satellite broadband service
– YahSecure – the government satellite service
– YahLink – the satellite connectivity service
– YahService – end to end satellite solutions
– YahCarrier – satellite solutions for telecommunications carriers
Yahsat’s first satellite Y1A was successfully launched in April 2011, and the second satellite Y1B in April 2012. (www.yahsat.ae).