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Yahsat 1B



Yahsat 1B, a telecommunications satellite, was launched from Baikonur on 23 April 2012 at 22:18 UT. The satellite was launched by a Proton-M rocket and weighed approximately 6000 kg. Yahsat 1B is the second Satellite of Al Yah Satellite Communications' new Generation Satellite Constellation and completes the current in-orbit development program. Yahsat 1B is outfitted with 25 Commercial Ka-Band Transponders operating at 110MHz and 21 Secure Transponders for Military and Government Purposes. It offers Ka-band to Southern, Central and Eastern Europe, all of Africa, and a large swath covering Central and South Asia, including India, and eastward including most of China and Southeast Asia. The Ka-band service will also be allocated through 61 narrow spot beams. The Spacecraft is equipped with two solar arrays providing 15 Kilowatts of power for the payload. Yahsat 1B will operate from an orbital position of 50.5 degrees East and will be operating in orbit for at least 15 years.

Alternate Names

  • 38245
  • Yahsat1B

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2012-04-23
Launch Vehicle: Proton-M
Launch Site: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), Kazakhstan
Mass: 6000 kg

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

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