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Yahsat wins shipping sat-coms order

Abu Dhabi-based satellite operator Yahsat has won a contract from the local Abu Dhabi Ship Building (ADSB) to provide advanced and secure satellite communication services. The contract is worth AED 24 million (€5.7 million). Yahsat says it will design, deliver and integrate the satellite communication systems in vessels produced by ADSB. Yahsat will work closely […]

February 3, 2022By Chris Forrester

Intelsat CCO stepping down

Amidst all the mayhem of its bankruptcy, Intelsat revealed to the Securities & Exchange Commission that Samer Halawi, its Chief Commercial Officer, is to leave at the end of the year. Halawi follows CEO Steve Spengler in stepping down. Halawi will receive a lump sum payoff of $1.18 million under the company’s employee incentive scheme. […]

December 6, 2021By Chris Forrester

Yahsat wins €75m extra contracts

Abu Dhabi-based Yahsat (Al Yah Satellite) says it has won an additional AED316 million (€74.4m) for its Thuraya subsidiary. Yahsat says: “The agreements strengthen the Group’s robust and growing dividend capacity and add to the Group’s contracted backlog of over AED7 billion, equivalent to over five times the annual revenues of 2020. With stable and […]

October 12, 2021By Chris Forrester

Yahsat selects SpaceX for Thuraya launch

Abu Dhabi-based Yahsat used the Satellite 2021 show in Washington DC to announce that they have selected SpaceX to launch its upcoming mobile connectivity and broadband Thuraya 4-NGS satellite. The satellite will be launched on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket in the second half of 2023. The craft is being built by Airbus. Yahsat says […]

September 10, 2021By Chris Forrester

Thuraya orders new satellite from Airbus

Airbus has won a contract from Al Yah Satellite Communications (Yahsat) to build its Thuraya 4-NGS. Airbus also has an option to build Thuraya’s ‘5-NGS’ craft. The satellite is described as being able to deliver higher capabilities and flexibility while increasing capacity and coverage across Europe, Africa, Central Asia and the Middle East, enabling next […]

September 3, 2021By Chris Forrester

Thuraya and Airbus wrap design of Thuraya-4

Abu Dhabi-based satellite operator Al Yah says that Airbus has wrapped the initial Preliminary Design Review (PDR) for the company’s upcoming Thuraya 4-NGS. Thuraya 4-NGS will have an L-band ecosystem with the upgrade of Thuraya’s space and ground and user (products and solutions) segments. Complemented by a 5G-ready core network, Yahsat’s newest satellite system will […]

June 11, 2021

Yahsat orders new Thuraya satellite

Airbus Defence & Space has won a contract to build a new communications geostationary satellite for Emirates-based Yahsat and its sister business Thuraya. There could be two satellites involved as Yahsat has taken an option for a second Thuraya craft. The confirmed order is for Thuraya-4 NGS (Next Generation System), and the option covers Thuraya-5 […]

September 2, 2020By Chris Forrester