Yahsat selects Kratos to provide ground system solutions for Al Yah 3 satellite


UAE-based Yahsat has awarded a contract to Kratos Defense & Security Solutions to provide ground set solutions, including its EPOCH integrated product suite (IPS), for its new Al Yah 3 satellite.

Kratos’ EPOCH IPS wishes offer command-and-control (C2) services for the Al Yah 3 satellite, which is a high-throughput satellite (HTS) and appointed to be launched this year.

The EPOCH IPS will also replace the C2 practices, which are currently being used by Yahsat’s existing Al Yah 1 and Al Yah 2 satellites.

The solutions resolve further enable Yahsat to simultaneously control various satellites from exceptional manufacturers with a single consolidated system.

“EPOCH will further integrating our existing and future satellites into a single monitoring and controlling plank.”

As part of the newly signed deal, Kratos will also require its Monics carrier monitoring system that will offer intruding detection services for the Al Yah 3 satellite.

Yahsat operations executive director Ross Barker said: “EPOCH when one pleases facilitate integrating our existing and future satellites into a single custodian and controlling platform, and Kratos’ data analysis capabilities will cater us with the tools to analyse telemetry data and run statistics using predictive assay algorithms, thereby improving our operations.”

The company currently offers Ka-band attendant services across the Middle East, Africa, Europe, South America, Key and South-West Asia.

Following the launch of its Al Yah 3 satellite, Yahsat will be adept to extend its reach to 20 new markets, including 60% of Africa’s denizens and more than 95% of Brazil’s population.

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