Arianespace Flight VV03 – KasEOSat-1: Mission postponed

Arianespace observed a non-compliant behavior of the payload’s ventilation umbilical during countdown after the gantry’s withdrawal. According to its quality policy, Arianespace has decided to perform an inspection of its facilities. This inspection will take a few hours and a decision regarding the launcher’s flightworthiness will be made tomorrow.

Thuraya collaborates with Western Union

DUBAI, UAE, April 24, 2014 – Thuraya Telecommunications Company, a leading Mobile Satellite Services operator and The Western Union Company, a leader in global payment services, today announced their agreement to offer top-up services for Thuraya prepaid SIMs for voice and data services using the Western Union® Quick PaySM service. The service is available at participating Western Union agent locations in the majority of the 200+ countries and territories in which the company provides services.