Abu-Dhabi-based global satellite operator Yahsat and American aerospace manufacturer and defence industry company Orbital ATK announced that the Al Yah 3 satellite has arrived at its launch site in Kourou, French Guiana.

The satellite, the third in Yahsat’s fleet, is scheduled to be launched on an Arianespace rocket on January 25, 2018. The satellite is expected to expand Yahsat’s coverage to an additional 19 markets in Africa and marks Yahsat’s entry into Brazil. The satellite’s footprint will cover 60 per cent of Africa’s population and more than 95 per cent of Brazil’s population.