NASA Logo, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NASA Space Science Data Coordinated Archive Header

Yahsat 1A



Yahsat 1A, a telecommunications satellite, was launched from Kourou on 22 April 2011 at 21:37 UT. The satellite was launched by an Ariane 5 rocket and weighed approximately 6000 kg. Yahsat 1A carries Ku-, Ka-, and C-band transponders and antennas. It will provide direct-to-home television programming, and secure Ka-band communications capacity for government and military applications in the United Arab Emirates and other nations. Located in geosynchronous orbit at 52.5 degrees E longitude it will provide coverage over the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and Southwest Asia. Yahsat 1A is the first of two identical satellites. It is designed to operate for more than 15 years.

Alternate Names

  • 37393
  • Yahsat1A

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2011-04-22
Launch Vehicle: Ariane 5
Launch Site: Kourou, French Guiana

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (United Arab Emirates)


  • Communications

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

[] NASA Logo -