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Qatar’s second satellite, Es’hailSat-2, has entered commercial service providing broadcast, broadband and other communications services across the Middle East and North Africa.

spaceX 7March2019Located at 26 degrees East, Esh’ailSat- 2 is located beside Es’hailSat-1 at 25.5 degrees East, and offers both Ka-band spot beams and Ku-band wide beams.

Built by Mitsubishi Electric Company (MELCO), Es’hail-2 was launched by Space X aboard a Falcon 9 rocket in November 2018 . The spacecraft has a design life of 16 years or more.

“I am extremely proud that Es’hail-2 has entered commercial service supporting customers in Middle East and North Africa, and I thank the diligent and hardworking teams at Es’hailSat and MELCO, for this success,” said Ali Al Kuwari, president and CEO of Es’hailSat, the Qatar Satellite Company.

The satellite is intended to support the growth of25.5 degrees East / 26 degrees East broadcast neighbourhood. It features multi-transponder Ka-band payload with sophisticated anti-jamming capabilities providing business and government sectors with secure communications across MENA.