Es’hailSat selects SpaceX for 2016 launch

Qatari satellite company, Es’hailSat, has selected California-based space transport services company, Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX), to launch the company’s second satellite, Es’hail 2, in the fourth quarter of 2016.

Es’hail 2 will be positioned at the 26° East to provide TV distribution and government services to strategic stakeholders and commercial customers who value broadcasting and communications independence, interference resilience, quality of service and wide geographical coverage.

With Ku-band and Ka-band capabilities, Es’hail 2 is currently under construction by Mitsubishi Electric Corporation in Japan.