Weighing approximately 300 kg. each, these satellites will be launched together as co-passengers on a single flight and deployed into a polar orbit at an...
Airbus said that the ESA contract is valued at $575m and the mission is set to be launched on an Ariane 6 rocket in 2026.
With a launch planned in 2027, the satellites will carry an advanced multi-frequency altimeter that will measure sea ice thickness and ice sheet elevations.
Yahsat is also investing over $500m in Thuraya in addition to strengthening its coverage and capabilities across the Asia Pacific region.
The satellite is scheduled for launch in 2023 and its electric propulsion system will enable it to reach geostationary orbit in four to five months.
The new centre is planned to commence operations at the beginning of 2021.
The satellite is due for launch in 2025 and will have a minimum design lifetime of 15 years.