Satellite Satellite Yahsat-1B (Y1B) of Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (YAHSAT)

Name of Satellite, Alternate Names Satellite Yahsat-1B (Y1B)
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) 47.6
Perigee (km) 35780
Apogee (km) 35791
Eccentricity 0.000130469333776138
Inclination (degrees) 0
Period (minutes) 1436.07
Launch Mass (kg.) 6000
Dry Mass (kg.)
Power (watts)
Date of Launch 23-04-2012
Expected Lifetime
Contractor Astrium/Thales Alenia Space
Country of Contractor France
Launch Site Baikonur Cosmodrome
Launch Vehicle Proton M
COSPAR Number 2012-016A
NORAD Number 38245
Comments Second 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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