- Type: Communications
- Orbit: Geostationary Orbit
Thuraya-1 is the first satellite in the Boeing GEM (Geomobile) series. This product line expands Boeing’s offerings beyond satellite manufacturing, to integrate a high-power geosynchronous satellite (derived from the Boeing BSS_702 body-stabilized design) with a ground segment and user handsets, to provide a range of cellular-like voice and data services over a large geographic region. The Thuraya ground segment includes terrestrial gateways plus a collocated network operations center and satellite control facility in the UAE.
Launch Platform Odyssey
Launch Platform Odyssey has witnessed the launch of 36 rockets, including 36 orbital launch attempts, while Sea Launch, has been the site for 48 rocket launches.