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After the successful launch of the second satellite into space on Tuesday, overseers say the device should climb to its final orbit as early as Sunday.
Once in its final orbit around the earth, the Yahsat Y1B will be in position for Al Yah Satellite Communications Company PrJSC to begin preparations to begin commercial broadcasting.
"We are delighted to see this milestone in our business plan reached with the launch of Y1B," said Tareq Abdul Rahim Al Hosani, CEO of Yahsat.
"With the satellite in orbit, we are on track in our mission to connect communities around the region with reliable, affordable broadband services through our YahClick service.
Abu Dhabi’s second communications satellite was sent successfully into the orbit early morning on Tuesday, from a space station in Kazakhstan.
A Mubadala Development Company unit, Al Yah Satellite Communications Company or Yahsat, confirmed that the launch of Y1B took place at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan at 2.18am, Abu Dhabi time.
Yahsat’s first satellite Y1A was successfully launched in April 2011.
NAIROBI: Yahsat, a satellite communications company that offers broadband satellite services in Africa, Middle East and South West Asia, will be showcasing at the East Africa Com Tech Conference.
Representatives from Yahsat will discuss YahClik, its latest offering and solution to receiving satellite broadband. This solution is affordable, widely accessible and with minimal set up. “East Africa Com is a great platform for organizations like Yahsat to showcase groundbreaking technological inventions” said Shawkat Ahmed, Chief Commercial Officer.
Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat) has overseen the transportation of its second satellite Y1B from EADS Astrium facilities in Toulouse, France, to the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan.
On arrival in Kazakhstan, the Y1B satellite, which was air-freighted by the world’s biggest aircraft built in Europe (Antonov), will receive additional testing before it is moved to its final launch position, the UAE-based company said in a statement.
The Y1B is scheduled to be launched by an ILS Proton Breeze M vehicle next month, it added.
The scheduled February launch of the Y1B satellite was postponed “due to reasons beyond its control”, Yahsat said in a statement last month.