LAUNCH CENTER

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Success
Sat Oct 21 2000
Sea Launch

Thuraya 1

Launch Successful
LAUNCH PREVIEW

Launch Time

October 21, 2000 at 1:52 AM EDT

(October 21, 2000 at 5:52 AM UTC)

Launch Window Start

October 21, 2000 at 1:52 AM EDT

(October 21, 2000 at 5:52 AM UTC)

Launch Window End

October 21, 2000 at 1:52 AM EDT

(October 21, 2000 at 5:52 AM UTC)

RECOVERY OVERVIEW

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No Recovery Specified

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    MISSION OVERVIEW
    • Type: Communications
    • 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.
    COMPLEX OVERVIEW

    Location

    Sea Launch

    Pad

    Launch Platform Odyssey