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Launch of Falcon 9 flight 63 carrying Es'hail-2
|Mission duration||15 years (planned)|
|Launch mass||5,300 kilograms (11,700 lb)|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||15 November 2018, 20:46 UTC|
Es'hail 2 is a Qatari satellite, launched aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on November 15, 2018. Es'hail 2 was built by Japan's Mitsubishi Electric company, and will operate at 26° East longitude along a geostationary orbit to provide direct-to-home television services in the Middle East and North Africa region. In addition to commercial services, the payload of Es'hail 2 includes a linear transponder with a bandwidth of 250 kHz for the amateur radio satellite service, with uplink on 2.4 GHz (S band) and downling on 10.45 GHz (X band). 
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