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SpaceX to launch next Thuraya satellite
Posted: Sun, Sep 12, 2021, 9:36 AM ET (1336 GMT)
SpaceX will launch the next Thuraya satellite for Yahsat, the companies announced Wednesday. The Thuraya 4-NGS satellite, being built by Airbus, will launch on a Falcon 9 in the second half of 2023. Yahsat's CEO said in an interview that SpaceX was the "most reliable choice" to launch the satellite on schedule. The satellite will replace the two existing Thuraya satellites that provide mobile voice and data services from Europe to the Asia Pacific.
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