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ORBITAL ATK SHIPS TARDY AL YAH 3 SATELLITE FOR JANUARY LAUNCH

ORBITAL ATK SHIPS TARDY AL YAH 3 SATELLITE FOR JANUARY LAUNCH Satellite manufacturer Orbital ATK on Nov. 28 shipped Yahsat’s long-awaited Al Yah 3 high-throughput satellite to French Guiana for an Ariane 5 launch now scheduled for January. The hybrid satellite, equipped with a chemical propulsion system to reach orbit and electric thrusters for station-keeping once in place, slipped almost a year past its initial completion date, a delay Orbital ATK attributed to Al Yah 3 being the first of its kind.    More



(Source: SpaceNews - Dec 1)

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