Two month delay for Yahsat satellite launch
Rebecca Hawkes ©RapidTVNews | 20-02-2012
The launch of the second satellite from UAE-based Al Yah Satellite Communications (Yahsat) has been delayed until April, following two failed launch attempts of the SES-4 satellite in Kazakhstan recently.
"The delay is unfortunate but it is well-known that launch delays, and the domino effect they often have on the subsequent launches, is a risk that the satellite industry must face," said Tareq Abdul Raheem Al Hosani, chief executive, Yahsat.
"However, we are actively working with our partners to minimize the impact of the delay by using this time to optimize our planned post launch testing for the Y1B satellite and associated services. We are also working with our partners to minimize the delay in our commercial roll-out and are looking at ways we can begin these as early as possible," he added.
Yahsat's six tonne satellite Y1B – which was due for launch in February - will be launched by a Proton-M launch vehicle with a Briz-M booster, from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakstan.
It will provide high definition (HD) satellite television and other broadcast services, broadband satellite communications, Internet and corporate data transfer services across the Middle East, Africa and South West Asia.
Its predecessor, the Y1A satellite was successfully launched in April 2011 from the European Space Centre in Kourou, French Guiana. It is now utilised by Yahsat's partner YahLive for the provision of HD satellite broadcasting services across the Arab world
YahLive Olympic coverage
YahLive has allocated both satellite capacity and a number of HD channels to provide broadcasters with connectivity and service, from London to the Middle East, to facilitate TV coverage of the forthcoming London 2012 Olympics.
Collaborating with its European strategic partners, YahLive will provide local connections and uplink facilities, including DVB/S2 MPGE4 encoding for satellite broadcasting services to the Middle East via YahLive’s Y1A satellite.
“Limited capacity and end-to-end HD service solutions are now available. We, therefore, invite customers to meet YahLive at CABSAT, the Middle East’s largest digital media and satellite expo, to develop a custom designed solution, tailored for their precise needs” said Eddy Frankland, CCO of YahLive.
“Our orbital location of 52.5E, provides an ideal line of sight for direct reception within the MENA region. Using YahLive’s unique connectivity, broadcasters can transmit their Olympics TV coverage on a demand basis or HD channel on a 24/7 basis for the duration of the Olympic Games” added Frankland.
Last edited by samuell; 21st February 2012 at 10:16.
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