Washington Satellite 2018 will see Thuraya Telecommunications Company come together at the show along with other UAE-based entities such as UAE Space Agency, Yahsat and Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre. Thuraya will showcase its product portfolio at booth 209 as an exhibitor and will also contribute to a number of panel discussions taking place.
Thuraya will also co-host, for the seventh year, a consular reception with other Emirati space-based organisations, namely, UAE Space Agency, Yahsat and Mohammed bin Rashid Space Center. The ceremony will celebrate the year of Zayed at the UAE Embassy located in D.C. and will extend invitations to government officials as well as Emirati students based in the region.
Over the past year, Thuraya has received favorable attention in the international market for its launches, partnership expansions and news of its satellite continuity capabilities. The company especially gained traction for its recent portfolio diversifications through services like Thuraya Aero, its first in-flight satellite communications platform for the aerospace sector, and T2M-DUAL, a dual-mode terminal for machine-to-machine (M2M) communications and remote asset tracking. Thuraya’s positive coverage has come alongside a growing global interest in the UAE space sector as a whole, with projects in the country such as the Emirates Mars Mission and commercial space travel initiatives.