Es’hail-1 is the country’s first satellite and the Es’hailSat program plays an important role as Qatar works to meet the rapidly growing communications needs in the region.

Es’hail-1 entered commercial service on 18th December 2013, Qatar National Day, and is currently providing high quality, premium DTH television content from the key 25.5° East broadcasting hotspot neighborhood for customers such as beIN SPORTS and Al Jazeera. 

A high-powered SSL satellite with a design life of 15 years, Es’hail-1 has both Ku- and Ka-band payload, and is positioned at the key 25.5° East location in geostationary orbit.

Having both Ku- and Ka-band capacity, Es’hail-1 provides the region with the most advanced and sophisticated services, including broadcast, telecommunications and broadband.

Key Services:

  • TV Broadcasting
  • Newsgathering
  • Business Communications
  • Corporate Networks
  • Telecommunications Services
  • GSM Backhauling
  • IP Trunking Services
  • Government Services
Highlights

Es'hail-1 is a Space Systems/Loral 1300 satellite which was launched on 29th August 2013

Es'hail-2 is a Mitsubshi Electric Corporation satellite scheduled for launch in 2018

Ku-band and Ka-band capacity

Leading hotspot location for TV broadcasting and SNG applications

Located at 25.5°E/26°E, covering the whole of the Middle East and North Africa region

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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 and Ka-band 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.

Highlights

Es'hail-1 is a Space Systems/Loral 1300 satellite which was launched on 29th August 2013

Es'hail-2 is a Mitsubshi Electric Corporation satellite scheduled for launch in 2018

Ku-band and Ka-band capacity

Leading hotspot location for TV broadcasting and SNG applications

Located at 25.5°E/26°E, covering the whole of the Middle East and North Africa region

Coverage maps
Satellite data

View the table containing more information about the satellite data.

Es’hailSat’s expansion plan will continue with more new satellites in prime hotspot locations, offering our customers the most flexible and reliable service. 

Es’hailSat is also adopting the concept of “world-wide footprints” through partnerships with leading regional and international satellite operators around the globe.

 

 

Highlights

Es'hail-1 is a Space Systems/Loral 1300 satellite which was launched on 29th August 2013

Es'hail-2 is a Mitsubshi Electric Corporation satellite scheduled for launch in 2018

Ku-band and Ka-band capacity

Leading hotspot location for TV broadcasting and SNG applications

Located at 25.5°E/26°E, covering the whole of the Middle East and North Africa region

Satellite data

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