Missions

THURAYA-2

Mission Overview

The Thuraya-2 mission was successfully completed on June 10, 2003. The Sea Launch Zenit-3SL rocket lifted off from the Odyssey Launch Platform at 06:55:59 am PDT at the opening of the launch window. All phases of the mission profile were performed as expected. The mission ended with spacecraft separation from the Block DM upper stage, placing the Thuraya-2 satellite into a lofted perigee Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit at a 6.3 degree inclination, the optimal location for Thuraya operations. A ground station in Uralla, Australia, acquired the spacecraft signal shortly after separation.
 
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