Author: Peter B. de Selding

Thuraya brief

Credit: Thuraya PARIS — Mobile satellite services provider Thuraya Telecommunications Co. on Jan. 14 dismissed a Chinese company’s announcement that it would raise $200 million to purchase Thuraya, saying no negotiations with...

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Iridium NEXT launch

The successful launch of the first 10 Iridium Next satellites by SpaceX removes a major risk to Iridium’s business, which relies on a first-generation constellation whose satellites were scheduled to retire years ago....

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Mobile satellite services provide Thuraya’s two large Boeing-built L-band satellites cover nearly all of Asia and the Middle East, and much of Africal. Through roaming agreements, the Dubai-based company also has a...

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