THURAYA SYSTEM ARCHITECTURE
The THURAYA-1 satellite was successfully launched on
board a Sea Launch, Zenit-3SL rocket from the equator
in the middle of the Pacific Ocean on 21st October
2000.The launch was a record success, as it was the
first satellite initiated from the Middle East and
also the satellite was one of the heaviest to be
launched ever. Since January 2002, THURAYA started its
commercial services in Pakistan.
Alhumdullilah! Today THURAYA has business centers in
all major cities, set up by IMTCL, the Company having
sole rights for sale and distribution ship of THURAYA
products and services within Pakistan.
THURAYA satellite mobile system is a turnkey project
of US $ 1 billion, built by Boeing Satellite Systems,
formerly Hughes Space and Communications
International, Inc. (HSCI). Designed for a lifespan of
12 to 15 years, THURAYA’s satellite maintains
geo-synchronous orbit at 44° East. The project
includes manufacture of two high power geo-synchronous
satellites, the launch of the first satellite,
manufacture and installation of the ground network
equipment, the manufacture of nearly a quarter of a
million mobile handsets and the project insurance.
THURAYA offers dual mode network in satellite and GSM
environments. It provides high flexibility in managing
network resources through a re-programmable satellite
payload. This supports modifications in the system
coverage area while optimizing performance over high
THURAYA’s satellites have been specially designed
to achieve network capacity of about 13,750 telephone channels.
THURAYA’s hand held mobile terminals are comparable to GSM handsets
in terms of size and appearance, as well as in voice quality.
THURAYA Satellite Features
Digital beam (which provides for dynamic area
coverage and optimizes over changes in traffic demand)
Single hop link for mobile-to-mobile
High power capacity.
Dynamic satellite power control providing 10dB link
The THURAYA system is comprised of three key
elements - Space Segment, Ground Segment and User Segment.
High Power Alerting
THURAYA Country Code: +88216