Yahsat CEO Tareq Abdulraheem Al Hosani said: “I am pleased with the work carried out by Astrium and Thales Alenia Space in the in-orbit delivery of our second satellite.”
Y1B is now ready to provide operational communications services for commercial and governmental clients with its Ka-band multi-beam technology. Y1B reportedly offers secure communications and high throughput broadband solutions to its customers in the Middle East, Africa, South-West and Central Asia.
Astrium and Thales Alenia Space are co-prime contractors of the Yahsat turnkey contract. Y1A and Y1B satellites are built on Astrium Eurostar E3000 platforms with telecommunication payloads from Thales Alenia Space