Es’hail-2 at 26° East
|Launch vehicle:||Falcon 9|
|Expected lifetime:||15+ Years|
Es’hail-2 has Ku-band and Ka-band capabilities and support TV distribution, telecoms and government services to strategic stakeholders and commercial customers who value broadcasting independence, interference resilience, quality of service and wide geographical coverage. The high-powered, advanced satellite will further boost broadband delivery, broadcasting and global connectivity in Qatar, the entire region and beyond.
Es’hail-2 will also provide the first Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation (AMSAT) geostationary communication capability that connects users across the visible globe in one single hop and in real-time. It will allow also the AMSAT community to validate and demonstrate their DVB standard.
Es’hail-2, manufactured in Japan by MELCO (Mitsubishi Electric Corporation), was launched on November 15th, 2018 on a Falcon 9 rocket operated by SpaceX.
The satellite will also provide greater capability for anti-jamming protection and redundancy and back-up for Es’hail-1.