Yahsat 1A
Mission typeCommunications
COSPAR ID2011-016B Edit this at Wikidata
SATCAT no.37393
Mission duration15 years
Spacecraft properties
ManufacturerEADS Astrium
Launch mass5,965 kilograms (13,151 lb)
Power15,000 watts
Start of mission
Launch date22 April 2011, 21:37 (2011-04-22UTC21:37Z) UTC[1]
RocketAriane 5ECA VA201
Launch siteKourou ELA-3
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
Longitude52.5° east
Perigee altitude35,782 kilometres (22,234 mi)
Apogee altitude35,802 kilometres (22,246 mi)
Inclination0.00 degrees
Period23.93 hours
Epoch29 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 52.5 degrees East.[3][4][5]


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