Yahsat selects Airbus for 2 broadband GEO satellites as part of $950 million investment

by Peter B. de Selding

TUPPER LAKE, NY — Fixed and mobile satellite fleet operator Yahsat has selected Airbus Defence and Space to build two geostationary-orbit telecommunications satellites as part of an investment of around $950 million that Yahsat’s chief executive said “will revolutionize the way we do business.”

The Al Yah 4 and Al Yah 5 satellites, scheduled for launch in 2027 and 2028,  will replace the current Al Yah 1 and 2, which are nearing retirement. The United Arab Emirates government will be their prime customer, but . . .

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