Yahsat 1A

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Yahsat 1A
Mission type Communications
Operator Yahsat
COSPAR ID 2011-016B
SATCAT no. 37393
Mission duration 15 years
Spacecraft properties
Bus Eurostar-3000
Manufacturer EADS Astrium
Launch mass 5,965 kilograms (13,151 lb)
Power 15,000 watts
Start of mission
Launch date 22 April 2011, 21:37 (2011-04-22UTC21:37Z) UTC[1]
Rocket Ariane 5ECA VA201
Launch site Kourou ELA-3
Contractor Arianespace
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Geostationary
Longitude 52.5° east
Perigee 35,782 kilometres (22,234 mi)
Apogee 35,802 kilometres (22,246 mi)
Inclination 0.00 degrees
Period 23.93 hours
Epoch 29 October 2013, 15:52:23 UTC[2]

Yahsat 1A is a communications satellite constructed by EADS Astrium and Thales Alenia Space for Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat). It was launched in April 2011 from Arianespace's Guiana Space Centre in Kourou French Guiana in a dual payload launch with Intelsat New Dawn atop an Ariane 5 ECA rocket. Yahsat Y1A is based on the Eurostar E3000 satellite bus and had a launch mass of about 6000 kg. It is intended to provide Ku, Ka and C-band communications to the Middle East, Africa, Europe and Southwest Asia. It is in geosynchronous orbit at fifty three degrees East.[3][4][5]


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