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Es'hail 2

Es'hail 2
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Launch of Falcon 9 flight 63 carrying Es'hail-2
Mission typeCommunications
Mission duration15 years (planned)
Spacecraft properties
Launch mass5,300 kilograms (11,700 lb)
Start of mission
Launch date15 November 2018 (2018-11-15Z), 20:46 UTC
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric

Es'hail 2 is a Qatari satellite, launched aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on November 15, 2018.[1][2] 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.[3] 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). [4]

See also


  1. ^ "SpaceX on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 2018-10-17.
  2. ^ "SpaceX on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 2018-11-15.
  3. ^ Clark, Stephen. "SpaceX selected for launch of Qatari satellite – Spaceflight Now". Retrieved 2016-03-28.
  4. ^ ""Es'hail-2 Geostationary Satellite Carrying Amateur Radio Payload Launched"". American Radio Relay League. 2018-11-15.