Authorities were also investigating the involvement of the owner of Yah
Suy travel agency.
The mission experienced some challenges during the launch stages which resulted in the Al Yah
3 satellite being inserted into an orbit that differed from the flight plan.
3 will join Al Yah
1 and Al Yah
2 in helping to empower millions of people across the Middle East, Africa, South West Asia and Brazil to access affordable Internet access via Yahsat's high-speed satellite broadband service, YahClick.
SES-14 and Al Yah
3 are communicating with their respective control centers.
An all Ka-band satellite, Al Yah
3, is the first hybrid electric propulsion GEOStar-3 satellite completed by Orbital ATK.
An #Ariane5 launches from French Guiana carrying SES-14 and Al Yah
during the mission with this combined mass factoring in SES-14 and Al Yah
3, plus the launch vehicles dual-passenger dispenser system and satellite integration hardware.
3 will allow us to extend our affordable broadband services to 60% of the African population and more than 95% in Brazil," said Marcus Vilaca, chief technology officer at Yahsat.
3 is a Ka-band high-throughput satellite that will expand Yahsat's coverage to an additional 19 markets in Africa and marks Yahsat's entry into Brazil.
3, built for Al Yah
Satellite Communications company PrJSC (Yahsat), a global satellite operator, is the first hybrid electric propulsion GEOStar-3(TM) satellite to be completed by Orbital ATK.
With the 'Use Yah
Blinkah' sign, we got people's attention," says Massachusetts Acting Secretary of Transportation Frank DePaola, referencing a tongue-in-cheek message displayed earlier in 2014.
The contest was inspired by a message posted on highways in May that encouraged drivers to ''Use Yah
Blinkah'' -- or turn signal -- when changing lanes.