in Space

Al Yah 3 satellite on course to deliver broadband across Africa

Posted 12 August 2015 · Add Comment

Satellite operator Yahsat, has announced the completion of the Critical Design Review (CDR) on its Al Yah 3 satellite, which is now on course to provide Ka-band broadband coverage for Africa.

The CDR, completed In partnership with Orbital ATK, should see the satelitte delivered by the end of 2016.

David Murphy, Chief Commercial Officer at Yahsat said: “This is an important moment for us. Today’s achievement demonstrates that we are on track for our scheduled launch. Our customers have told us they need more services, greater speeds and a wider coverage area and we’ve listened; Al Yah 3 will provide all three of these things.”

The Critical Design Review was the last chance to make any changes to the satellite design. Al Yah 3 now moves into the spacecraft integration phase of construction.

Mr Murphy went on to say, “Al Yah 3 will be all Ka-band, which we’ve found works extremely well in the African markets we already serve. With this new investment in infrastructure, we are looking to enhancing our services and providing more reliable connectivity even in the most remote areas.

“With this new satellite, Yahsat’s Ka-band coverage footprint will be significantly expanded, bringing high-speed, affordable satellite broadband services to the African (and Brazilian) consumer and enterprise markets, as well as economic, high data-rate backhaul links for ISPs and telecommunications operators.

"The opportunity to deliver these services reinforces our commitment to developing the best possible infrastructure and operating models for all of our markets.”

 

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

Paris Airshow: International Airlines Group plans to buy 200 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft

One of the world's largest airline groups announced yesterday it intends to build its future fleet with the Boeing 737 MAX with an intention to purchase 200 MAX jets.

Mekonnen's law

Tefera Mekonnen, the new secretary general of the African Civil Aviation Commission (AFCAC), officially took up office on January 7. He shares his vision with Kaleyesus Bekele.

Paris Airshow: ASL Aviation and Boeing sign for Boeing Converted Freighters

ASL Aviation (ASL) and Boeing have signed an MoU for 20 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighters (BCF), bringing the world’s first Next-Generation 737-800 freighter conversion to 120 orders and commitments, from eight customers.

AFRAA supports the development of postal activities in Africa

At the 38th Ordinary Session of the Pan African Postal Union (PAPU) Governing Council held in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, on 17 June, the Association of African Airlines (AFRAA) joined other key continental stakeholders to support

Paris Airshow: Embraer launches Predictive Maintenance System, IKON

Embraer has announced the launch of IKON, a cloud system for capturing, storing and analysing high volume data for the predictive maintenance of the E-Jets family.

Paris Airshow: ATR announces 75 order commitments

ATR has announced a total of 75 order commitments, including 35 firm orders from NAC disclosed.

TAA SK0104311219
See us at
ACCA19_BT_3005091019