Qatar Launches Second Es’hail-2 Satellite Successfully

Qatar Satellite Company (Es’hailSat), announced the successful launch of Es’hail-2 from Kennedy Space Center in Florida, USA.

Es’hailSat expects to start commercial operations for the Es’hail-2 at the orbital position of 26 degrees east by January 2019, after completion of the orbital test.

Ali bin Ahmed Al Kuwari, CEO of Es’hailSat confirmed that the launch of Es’hail-2 represents a transitional phase for Es’hailSat and the country, as it is wholly owned by the State of Qatar and is controlled and operated from the Ground Satellite Control Station center located in Al Ghuwairia area.

Source: Government of Qatar