Monday, January 14, 2008

Sea Launch Delivers Thuraya-3 Satellite to Orbit

Sea Launch successfully launched the Thuraya-3 mobile communications satellite aboard a Zenit-3SL vehicle from the Pacific Ocean.

Thuraya Satellite Telecommunications Company, based in the United Arab Emirates, will use the satellite to provide a range of mobile voice and data services over large geographic regions. Thuraya, the world's largest provider of handheld mobile satellite services, is preparing to operate commercially in Asia-Pacific markets when Thuraya-3 becomes operational. Boeing built the GEO-Mobile (GEM) spacecraft.http://www.sea-launch.comhttp://www.thuraya.com

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