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.
Launch window: 2046-2227 GMT (3:46-5:27 p.m. EST)
Launch site: Cape Canaveral, Florida
http://www.launchphotography.com/Delta_4_Atlas_5_Falcon_9_Launch_Viewing.htmlQuoteThe next SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral will launch the Es'Hail-2 communication satellite for Qatar, from pad 39A, on November 15 at the earliest, at 3:46pm EST. The launch window stretches to 5:27pm EST.
The next SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral will launch the Es'Hail-2 communication satellite for Qatar, from pad 39A, on November 15 at the earliest, at 3:46pm EST. The launch window stretches to 5:27pm EST.
Launch day probability of violating launch weather constraints: 40% Primary concern(s): Thick Cloud Layer Rule, Cumulus Cloud Rule Delay day probability of violating launch weather constraints: 10% Primary concern(s): Liftoff Winds
Was there an issue with the separation?Induced rotation.Like caused by bad timing of release mechanism.Or is it just me?
[email protected] Qatar Satellite Co's Es'hail-2, built by #MitsubishiElectric, launched by @SpaceX mid-Nov, completes testing & starts service at 25.5/26deg E. Ka-, Ku- spot beams, and amateur-radio payload. Expected 16 yrs service life.
Remote cameras now being collected:twitter.com/johnkrausphotos/status/1063450497305190402https://twitter.com/johnkrausphotos/status/1063452290244386816twitter.com/marcuscotephoto/status/1063451996580179968twitter.com/joroulette/status/1063453093432606721twitter.com/thefavoritist/status/1063455891352113153