Y1B satellite successfully tested in orbit, handed over to Yahsat

by Staff Reporter | July 8th, 2012

Astrium and Thales Alenia Space, 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 reportedly offers 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 turnkey contract. Y1A and Y1B satellites are built on Astrium Eurostar E3000 platforms with telecommunication payloads from Thales Alenia Space

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