Thuraya PDF users manual

Thuraya logo
Thuraya logo

Thuraya - regional operator of satellite telephony, which operates in Europe, Central Asia, Australia and Africa. The operator also provides access to the Internet via satellite under the brand ThurayaDSL.

The company is registered in the United Arab Emirates and provides services through authorized vendors. Currently the company has around 250 000 subscribers (March 2006). Thuraya's profit in 2004 - $ 26.15 million, and in 2005 - more than $ 84 million.

The system uses three satellites in geostationary orbits. Telephone terminals different from other Thuraya satellite phones, because they can operate in a satellite network and a terrestrial GSM-900 networks of other operators. Thuraya has signed roaming agreements with more than 201 GSM operators (February 2006).

Thuraya SatSleeve+
Thuraya SatSleeve+

Available services

  • Voice on portable Thuraya XT, Thuraya XT DUAL (Thuraya SO-2510, SG-2520, Hughes 7100/7101 (discontinued), Ascom 21 (discontinued)) or stationary terminal
  • SMS
  • Data and fax transmission at speeds of 9.6 kbit / s.
  • GMPRS mobile data service on terminals SO, SG and XT - 60 kbit / s and to a terminal 15 kbit / s in the return duct
  • ThurayaDSL - data transmission at a speed of 144 kbit / s at the terminal the size of a laptop (out of production)
  • ThurayaIP - data transmission at a speed of 444 kbit / s on the terminal size 158 x 225 × 50 mm (A5 format) weight 1.3 kg.
  • Portable terminals have built-in GPS-receiver.
  • Additional services: news, call back, call waiting, missed calls, voice mail, WAP, etc...
  • Call high power ( 'high power alert') produces the signal of the call, even if the signal level is insufficient for making the call (e.g., indoors)
Thuraya XT-PRO
Thuraya XT-PRO

Technical details

The telephone prefix Thuraya network: +88216.
Used frequency:
Channels to user terminals:

  • Earth-Space 1626.5 - 1660.5 MHz
  • Space-to-ground 1525.0 - 1559.0 MHz

The channels on the control station:

  • Earth-Space 6425.0 - 6725.0 MHz
  • Space-to-ground 3400.0 - 3625.0 MHz

Currently (May 2008) there are three on-orbit satellite system

Thuraya-1

    on satellite Catalog Number: 26578
    International Flight number: 2000-066A
    The date and start time October 21, 2000 05:22:00 UTC
    Weight 3200 kg without fuel
    Weight 5100 kg fuel
    Solar power 13 kW

The antenna used for communications with the terminals -. 128-element phased-array antenna with a diameter of 12 m allows you to create up to 200-300 rays on user terminals or groups.

Is on geo position of stationary orbit at 44 ° E, then was transferred to the reserve for the position 98.5 ° East, is now (9 October 2007) is to the east, to the position of 122.5 ° in .d.

Thuraya XT-LITE
Thuraya XT-LITE

Thuraya-2

     on satellite Catalog Number: 27825
     International Flight number: 2003-026A
     Date and time of launch October 6, 2003 13:56:00 UTC
     Weight 5200 kg fuel
     Solar power 11 kW

The antenna used for communications with the terminals -. 128-element phased-array antenna with a diameter of 12 m allows you to create up to 200-300 rays on user terminals or groups.

It is located in geosynchronous orbit with an inclination of 6,3 ° to 44 ° in the position. d.

Thuraya-3

     International Flight number: 2008-001A
     Start Date: January 15 2008 11:48:59 UTC
     Mass: 5173 kg
     Expected lifetime: 12 years
     It is located in geosynchronous orbit at the position 98.5 ° c. d.