The UAE will soon be launching its latest satellite, Al Yah 3.
The satellite is currently at a launchpad in French Guiana and lift-off is set for the early hours of Friday morning.
Al Yah 3 is expected to begin operations by the early summer.
The highly-anticipated day is here! Today we launch the #AlYah3, the third in @yahsatofficial fleet from Kourou in French Guiana. Stay with us as we go LIVE with further updates on its deployment #JourneyOfPride #Yahsat https://t.co/0q1VEM66jW pic.twitter.com/CYRNrs7ERb— وكالةالإمارات للفضاء (@uaespaceagency) January 25, 2018
With the launch of Al Yah 3 in 30 hours, @yahsatofficial’s commercial Ka-band coverage will be extended to an additional 20 markets, reaching 60% of Africa’s population and over 95% of Brazil’s population.#JourneyofPride #Yahsat @yahsatofficial https://t.co/NN55q4NbLk pic.twitter.com/hWY3TsqhsI— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) January 24, 2018