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Thuraya 4, 5

Thuraya 4 [Airbus DS]

Thuraya-4 is the first next-generation replacement satellite for Yahsat's Thuraya mobile satellite telephony network

Based on the state-of-the-art all-electric Airbus Eurostar-Neo Platform, Thuraya 4-NGS will incorporate a large 12-meter L-band antenna and a payload with on-board processing providing advanced routing flexibility of up to 3200 channels with dynamic power allocation over a large number of spot beams.

Thuraya 4 is to be launched in 2024 to replace the aging Thuraya 2 satellite.

The contract also includes an option for the future Thuraya 5 to replace Thuraya 3. In February 2023 it was announced that they will execise the option within the next five years.

Nation: United Arab Emirates
Type / Application: Communication
Operator: Thuraya Satellite Telecommunications Co.
Contractors: Airbus Defence and Space
Equipment: L-band payload
Configuration: Eurostar-Neo
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Thuraya 4 - 2024 CC Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5)
Thuraya 5 - Option
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