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Es'hail 2

NSSDCA ID: 2018-090A


Es’hail 2 was built in Japan by Mitsubishi Electric Corp. and is owned by Qatar’s national satellite communications company, Es’hailSat. Equipped with Ku-band and Ka-band transponders, Es’hail 2 will provide television broadcasts, broadband connectivity and other services to Qatar and neighboring parts of the Middle East, North Africa and Europe.

The spacecraft also carries the first two amateur radio antennas to fly in geostationary orbit, linking hobbyists across a third of the Earth’s surface in a single hop from as far west as Brazil and as far east as Thailand.

Es’hail 2 also carries a dedicated telecommunications payload dedicated to the Qatari government and military, Kachri said, without elaborating on its specific uses.

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    Facts in Brief

    Launch Date: 2018-11-15
    Launch Vehicle: Falcon 9 Full Thrust
    Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, United States
    Mass: 5300 kg

    Funding Agency

    • Unknown (Qatar)


    • Communications

    Additional Information

    Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

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