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SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es'hail-2 : 2018
« on: 12/28/2014 08:34 PM »
Discussion Thread for Es'hail-2 mission.

NSF Threads for Es'hail-2 : Discussion
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2018 on Falcon 9 to GTO.



Es'hailSat Satellites
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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.

[Press Release Sep. 8, 2014] Mitsubishi Electric to Deliver Satellite to Qatari Operator
[SpaceNews Sep. 12, 2014] Es’hailSat Taps Mitsubishi for 1st Fully Owned Satellite

[Gulf Times Dec. 28, 2014] Es’hailSat selects SpaceX to launch second satellite
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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.
[SpaceNews Dec. 29, 2014] Es’hailSat Taps SpaceX for 2016 Launch
[SpaceflightNow Dec. 29, 2014] SpaceX selected for launch of Qatari satellite

[SpaceNews Sep. 8, 2015] Es’hail-2 Clears Design Review at Melco
[SpaceWatch Middle East June 2016] Es’hailSat’s Es’hail-2 undergoes vacuum chamber test in Japan

Es'hail 2 at Gunter's Space Page, Aerospace Technology


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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - Es'hail-2 - 2016
« Reply #1 on: 12/29/2014 01:25 AM »
According to Anthony Baker, Chief Strategy Officer of the Es'hailSat Qatar Satellite Company, the second series of Es’hail satellite will weigh about three tonnes, much smaller than Es’hail 1 which weighed 6,310 kg.

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - Es'hail-2 - 2016
« Reply #2 on: 12/30/2014 01:35 PM »
"lot's of rockets from the cape" Gwynne once said.  8)

Guess those two 2016 FHs were a aperitive.
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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 - Es'hail-2 - NET 2017-3Q
« Reply #3 on: 08/18/2016 06:28 PM »
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4th quarter - Es’hail 2 - Falcon 9 - Canaveral SLC-40 (or 2017)
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- On the customers page
https://www.eshailsat.qa/en/satellites
this launch is scheduled for Q3 2017

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 - Es'hail-2 - NET 2017-3Q
« Reply #4 on: 03/22/2017 01:14 PM »
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Peter B. de Selding‏ @pbdes 8s8 seconds ago

Qatari sat operator @eshailSat's Es'hail-2 Ka-Ku sat for 26E (@ME_Europe build, @SpaceX launch) slips again, to 2018, Es'hailSat says.

https://twitter.com/pbdes/status/844552243399528448

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es'hail-2 : 2018
« Reply #5 on: 10/14/2017 01:13 PM »
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?

Edit: This looks to be the last satellite that was originally 2016 on the manifest before Amos-6. At 3000k this should be able to RTLS. The last word on this being 2018 was in March, so no recent update.
« Last Edit: 10/14/2017 01:21 PM by rockets4life97 »

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es'hail-2 : 2018
« Reply #6 on: 10/14/2017 01:19 PM »
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?

The customer page 2 posts above now says launching in 2018.

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es'hail-2 : 2018
« Reply #7 on: 10/14/2017 01:20 PM »
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?
No way. GEO sat needs sea landing
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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es'hail-2 : 2018
« Reply #8 on: 10/15/2017 02:48 PM »
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?
No way. GEO sat needs sea landing
Block 5 should be able to launch a small sat to GTO with RTLS. Up to around 3000-3500 kg.

This likely isn't a Block 5 booster though, and I'm not sure Block 4 can do it.

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es'hail-2 : 2018
« Reply #9 on: 01/02/2018 09:26 PM »
Tweet from Es'hailSat:
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Es'hail-2 reached a major milestone in spacecraft completion, with successful completion of critical acoustic and vibration tests.

(found via retweet by Caleb Henry)

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es'hail-2 : 2018
« Reply #10 on: 01/08/2018 09:15 PM »
Their ad just popped up on my Twitter feed:

https://twitter.com/eshailsat/status/949853116278517760

Don't think there's anything new, but thought it was interesting they're promoting themselves

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