Yahsat expected to file $108-million insurance claim following bad Ariane 5 launch

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — Satellite fleet operator Yahsat estimates that it has suffered a 43% loss of revenue-generating capacity on its Al Yah 3 satellite as a result the bad orbit insertion by a European Ariane 5 rocket following a Jan. 25 launch, industry officials said.

The loss, which would result in a payment of about $108 million, remains an estimate until Al Yah 3 reaches its final geostationary-orbit position, now expected to be sometime in June.

Industry officials were not clear on whether the Yahsat claim is . . .

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