Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat)

About Yahsat

Since the launch of our first satellite in April 2011, Yahsat has acquired Thuraya and joined ventures with Hughes, building a global reputation as a leading partner for reliable, innovative and affordable satellite connectivity solutions. With five satellites in operation and a reach spreading across 160+ countries, we work with governments and commercial sectors to deliver a more connected world.

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01 July, 2020

Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat), the leading UAE-based global satellite operator, a…

10 May, 2020

In a bid to ensure continuity of learning for students, the Abu Dhabi Department of Education and K…

29 April, 2020

The UAE Ministry of Education (MoE) has announced that it is collaborating with Al Yah Satellite Com…

Emirati awards04 February, 2020

Two Yahsat employees garner Best New Emirati Employee and Best Emirati in a Supervisor Role awards

Thuraya/Demo/Yahsat13 November, 2019

Live airborne streaming on Thuraya Aero highlights the solution’s critical effectiveness during ISR …

24 June, 2019

The CubeSat programme forms part of Khalifa University’s Space Systems and Technology Master’s conce…

Yahsat executives18 December, 2019

Executive appointments reinforce commitment to develop Emirati talent to lead national space and ICT…

21 November, 2019

Thuraya, the mobile satellite services subsidiary of the UAE-based Al Yah Satellite Communications C…

06 May, 2019

More than 65 Gbps of combined Ka-band satellite capacity to address Brazilian market demand for cons…

Yahsat_Hughes_Joint-Venture10 September, 2018

Hughes and Yahsat to provide commercial Ka-band satellite broadband service across Africa, Middle Ea…

05 August, 2018

Yahsat takes control of Thuraya and appoints new CEO, Ali Al Hashemi, replacing Ahmed Al Shamsi, who…

15 July, 2018

Satellite Developed at the Yahsat Space Lab in Khalifa University to be Launched in Q4 2018

30 May, 2018

The satellite is set to extend Yahsat’s services to 19 new markets across Africa and marks Yahsat’s …

Space Systems and Technology Program

Advance your career in space technology with the region’s first Master’s in Space Systems & Technology. Developed in partnership with Khalifa Univeristy and Orbital ATK, the program is endorsed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), one of the world’s top universities, and is open to both male and female students.

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