Satellite Yahsat-1A (Y1A) of Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (YAHSAT)

Name of Satellite, Alternate Names Yahsat-1A (Y1A)
Country of Operator/Owner United Arab Emirates
Operator/Owner Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (YAHSAT)
Users Military/Commercial
Purpose Communications
Class of Orbit GEO
Type of Orbit
Longitude of GEO (degrees) 52.5
Perigee (km) 35743
Apogee (km) 35823
Eccentricity 0.000948924157236733
Inclination (degrees) 0.04
Period (minutes) 1435.92
Launch Mass (kg.) 5953
Dry Mass (kg.)
Power (watts)
Date of Launch 22-04-2011
Expected Lifetime 15 yrs.
Contractor Astrium/Thales Alenia Space
Country of Contractor France
Launch Site Guiana Space Center
Launch Vehicle Ariane 5
COSPAR Number 2011-016B
NORAD Number 37393
Comments First of two identical satellites; Ku, Ka, and C-band transponders. Direct-to-home television programming, secure Ka-band communications for military and government in UAE.


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