Thuraya joins the Space Data Association

DUBAI and the Isle of Man, May 27, 2013, The Space Data Association (SDA) which has been established by commercial satellite operators to improve the safety and efficiency of space operations, today announced that Thuraya Telecommunications, the leading Mobile Satellite Services operator will join the organization as a Member. The SDA is a non-profit association that brings together international satellite operators in collaboration to share critical data and best practices which is vital to the safety and integrity of the space environment and the radio frequency (RF) spectrum.

High performance – Thuraya connects Laila Peak climbers to the world

Thuraya sponsors expedition to Laila Peak

It is seldom necessary to ask mountaineers why they choose to take on the great peaks. Asked why he wanted to scale Everest, legendary British climber George Mallory reportedly replied “because it’s there”, which seemed all the explanation required. Climbing retains its allure of challenge and endurance but those of us at ground level are these days much closer to the experience.