Mitsubishi Electric-Built Es’hail-2 Comms Satellite Launches Successfully


Expected to contribute to reliable operation of communication and
broadcasting infrastructure in the Middle East and North Africa

Electric Corporation
(TOKYO: 6503) announced today that the
Es’hail-2 communications satellite built by the company launched
successfully from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, USA at
5:46 a.m. on November 16 (Japan time). The satellite separated from the
launch vehicle without incident at 6:18 a.m. Following completion of
in-orbit tests, the satellite is scheduled to be delivered to Doha-based
Qatar Satellite Company (Es’hailSat) in January 2019.

Mitsubishi Electric is the first Japanese satellite manufacturer to
enter the Arab commercial communications satellite market.

With a more than 16-year design life, Es’hail-2 satellite will offer
direct broadcasting services throughout the Middle East and North Africa
of television stations. From the orbital position at 26 degrees east
longitude, its Ku-band and Ka-band capabilities will also provide
government communication services. Moreover, Es’hail-2 will provide the
world’s first geostationary amateur radio service.

Mitsubishi Electric is a leading manufacturer contributing to space
research and development, having participated in the production of more
than 500 Japanese and international satellites as the prime contractor
or a major subcontractor. Mitsubishi Electric also delivered the ground
systems and training services in order to provide Es’hailSat a full
turnkey solution.

About Standard Satellite Platform DS2000

The satellite is built on Mitsubishi Electric’s DS2000 satellite bus
platform, a fully proven modular platform with the flexibility to handle
a broad range of payload applications. As the sixteenth member of the
DS2000 family of satellites, the Es’hail-2 will further demonstrate the
platform’s well-established reputation for highly reliable in-orbit
performance. Going forward, the company will aim to further expand its
space systems business based on its proven track record of reliable and
quality systems.

For the full text, please visit: www.MitsubishiElectric.com/news/


Customer Inquiries
Civil and Commercial Space Department
Systems Division
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

Media Inquiries
Niels Meinke
Public Relations Division
Electric Corporation
Tel: +81-3-3218-2831


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