September 2, 2021 – Al Yah Satellite Communications Company has selected the Spanish group, GMV, to supply the Spacecraft Control & Flight Dynamics Systems for Thuraya 4-NGS, a next-generation L-band mobile communications satellite system scheduled to begin operations in 2024. Through this new partnership, GMV’s best-in-class solutions will provide Yahsat’s Thuraya 4-NGS with an advanced, multi-mission, multi-satellite Spacecraft Control System (Hifly) and Flight Dynamics System (FocusSuite) for greater functionality, reliability, flexibility and user-friendliness. The Spacecraft Control System will enable secure and reliable control of the satellite throughout its operational lifecycle, via easy to use yet powerful tools provided by the system. The Flight Dynamics System will help Yahsat to improve performance and ultimately maximize the lifetime of Thuraya 4-NGS, directly improving the longer-term capex efficiency for the company. GMV will also be responsible for the deployment and integration of the control center, as well as system maintenance and operator training. The agreement marks another important milestone for Yahsat as it continues to roll out its unique L-band next-generation system, a key component of its growth strategy and commitment to bring secure and reliable mobile satellite connectivity to users across the globe.