Thuraya joins the Space Data Association

Association aims to improve safety and best practice in sector

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Thuraya joins the Space Data Association SDA is a UK-based organisation established to improve safety and efficiency in space operations. (Shutterstock)
By Staff Writer Published  May 29, 2013

UAE-based satellite operator, Thuraya, has become a member of the Space Data Association (SDA), a UK-based organisation that was established by commercial satellite operators to improve the safety and efficiency of space operations.

The SDA is a non-profit association that brings together satellite operators to share data and best practice.

Ahmed Al Shamsi, chief technology officer at Thuraya, said: "We are pleased to be part of the SDA and are firmly in support of their mission to facilitate the improved management of shared resources within the space environment and the RF spectrum."

As a member, Thuraya will join the existing satellite operators including Intelsat, SES, Eutelsat and Inmarsat that sit on the board of the non-profit entity managing its activities in support of the space industry.

Among SDA's existing members are: Arabsat, Telesat, Avanti, Echostar, GeoEye, Paradigm, SS/L and StarOne.

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