With the success of Es’hail-1 and the growing demand for a range of satellite services in the MENA region, we are currently working on the manufacture of our second satellite Es’hail-2.Scheduled for launch in 2018, this high-powered, advanced satellite will further boost broadband delivery, broadcasting and global connectivity in Qatar, the entire region and beyond.Es’hail-2 is being manufactured in Japan by MELCO (Mitsubishi Electric Corporation).Es’hail-2 will have Ku-band [24 transponders] and Ka-band [11 transponders] 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 satellite will also provide greater capability for anti-jamming protection and redundancy and back-up for Es’hail-1.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'hailSat has selected SpaceX to launch their Es'hail-2 comsat on a Falcon-9 rocket in the fourth quarter of 2016 from Cape Canaveral.
Quote2016...4th quarter - Es’hail 2 - Falcon 9 - Canaveral SLC-40 (or 2017)...- On the customers page https://www.eshailsat.qa/en/satellitesthis launch is scheduled for Q3 2017
2016...4th quarter - Es’hail 2 - Falcon 9 - Canaveral SLC-40 (or 2017)...
Peter B. de Selding @pbdes 8s8 seconds agoQatari sat operator @eshailSat's Es'hail-2 Ka-Ku sat for 26E (@ME_Europe build, @SpaceX launch) slips again, to 2018, Es'hailSat says.
Any chance this is the mystery Nov 10 flight that was moved back into 2017?Do we know if the satellite is sitting in storage somewhere?
Quote from: rockets4life97 on 10/14/2017 01:13 pmAny chance this is the mystery Nov 10 flight that was moved back into 2017?Do we know if the satellite is sitting in storage somewhere?No way. GEO sat needs sea landing
Es'hail-2 reached a major milestone in spacecraft completion, with successful completion of critical acoustic and vibration tests.
Es'hail-2 reached a major milestone in spacecraft and ground compatibility, with successful completion of TT&C RF and baseband compatibility tests.
Tweet from Es'hailSat:QuoteEs'hail-2 reached a major milestone in spacecraft and ground compatibility, with successful completion of TT&C RF and baseband compatibility tests.
Scheduled:Date - Satellite(s) - Rocket - Launch Site - Time (UTC)2018<snip>Late August - Es’hail 2 (AMSAT P4A) - Falcon 9 - Canaveral SLC-40 (or Early September)
Any signs of the satellite's departure from MELCO, or impending delivery to SpaceX facilities at Cape Canaveral?I assume delivery will be via An-124?
This tweet from April says the satellite will be launched in Q4 2018, Is there a reason it got pumped up to September ? or was that just a mistake from Ben Cooper who announced it on his website ?https://twitter.com/eshailsat/status/990186733366120448
B1050 will likely be tasked with lifting communications satellite Es’hail-2 in very late August or early September.
https://www.teslarati.com/new-spacex-falcon-9-booster-cape-canaveral-florida/dated 1 Aug 2018 says QuoteB1050 will likely be tasked with lifting communications satellite Es’hail-2 in very late August or early September.reliable or ... ?Maybe fit it in but only if DM1 delayed so schedule uncertainty?