Tag Archives: Ka-band

Yahsat to expand Ka-band coverage in Africa

UAE-based satellite communications company, Yahsat, has partnered with Orbital Science Corporation and Arianespace respectively to manufacture and launch the companys third satellite, Al Yah 3, by Q4 2016. The satellite will extend the companys commercial Ka-band coverage to an additional 17 countries and 600 million users across Africa and Brazil. Al Yah 3 will be [...]

Eutelsat 25B/Es’hail 1 satellite starts commercial service

French satellite fleet operator, Eutelsat Communications and Qatar based satellite company, Es’hailSat, have announced that their jointly-owned Eutelsat 25B/Es’hail 1 satellite has now gone into commercial service at 25.5° East after being launched on 29 August. Eutelsat 25B/Es’hail 1 operates in both Ku and Ka-bands and has an increased capacity to serve broadcasters, businesses and [...]

Arabsat acquisition of HellasSat will improve coverage

Leading Saudi Arabian communications satellite operator Arabsat has completed the USD 208 million purchase of HellasSat, and earmarked a USD 700 million investment programme to provide two new satellites for the Greek satellite operator. The deal announced in February saw Arabsat pay USD 157 million for HellasSat along with an additional payment of USD 53.4 [...]