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Al Yah 3



Al Yah 3 is a planned Ka-band communication satellite Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat). The payload consists of 58 Ka-band spot beams.

During the launch, the Ariane-5ECA suffered a telemetry loss, which led to an off-nominal deployment of the satellites in an orbit with an inclination of 20.6° instead of 3°. The consequences on the lifetime of Al Yah 3 are currently not known.

Alternate Names

  • 43174
  • AlYah3

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2018-01-25
Launch Vehicle: Ariane 5 ECA
Launch Site: Kourou, French Guiana
Mass: 3500 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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