Thuraya Awarded Prestigious ITU Humanitarian Award

Dubai, October 15, 2012: Industry leading Mobile Satellite Services operator, Thuraya Telecommunications Company today announced it is the proud recipient of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Humanitarian Award in recognition of the Company’s invaluable contribution to the ITU’s global efforts to utilize information and communication technologies to save lives during emergencies. This marks the first time that the ITU presents such an award to an organization.

Keeping up the Arianespace launcher family pace: Soyuz orbits two Galileo satellites

Arianespace’s third Soyuz mission from French Guiana – and the company’s seventh flight so far in 2012 with its Ariane 5 and Soyuz launchers – successfully orbited two satellites today for the European Galileo navigation network. Lifting off at 3:15:01 p.m. local time, which was the planned precise moment of launch, the Russian-built Soyuz ST vehicle was put through its paces to deploy the pair of Galileo In-Orbit Validation spacecraft during a flight of just under 3 hrs. 45 min.