Yahsat selects SpaceX to launch Thuraya 4-NGS
(08 Sep 2021) Al Yah Satellite Communications Company PJSC announced that it has selected SpaceX's Falcon 9 to launch Thuraya 4-NGS, the Group's advanced satellite, which employs the latest satellite communications technologies, to expand Thuraya's coverage across Europe, the Middle East, Central Asia and Africa.
Thuraya 4-NGS is expected to spur Yahsat's growth across new and existing product lines, with the new technology enabling the Group to maintain its leading position as the global leader in the satellite communications industry by delivering higher capabilities and flexibility while increasing capacity and coverage across Europe, Africa, Central Asia and the Middle East, enabling next-generation connectivity solutions for all customer segments, including defence, government and enterprise. Yahsat plans to launch Thuraya 4-NGS in the second half of 2023, with operations scheduled to commence in 2024.
Reference: Yahsat PR