Eutelsat 25B/Es'hail 1

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Eutelsat 25B/Es'hail 1
Mission type Communications
Operator Eutelsat, Es'hailSat
COSPAR ID 2013-044A
SATCAT no. 39233
Mission duration 15 years (planned)
Spacecraft properties
Bus Space Systems/Loral's 1300
Launch mass 6,300 kilograms (13,900 lb)[1]
Start of mission
Launch date 29 August 2013 (2013-08-29Z) UTC
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Geostationary
Longitude 25.5 east
Perigee 35,788 kilometres (22,238 mi)
Apogee 35,801 kilometres (22,246 mi)
Inclination 0.05 degrees
Period 1436.15 minutes
Epoch 30 August 2015 UTC

Es'Hail-1 is Qatar's first satellite. It is a communications satellite operated by Es'hailSat. The satellite is based off a Space Systems/Loral 1300 satellite bus, and was launched into orbit on an Ariane 5 rocket from Kourou Space Center.[2] In 2018 Eutelsat sold its interest in the satellite to Es’hailSat for €135 million.[3]


  1. ^ "QATAR ENTERS SPACE AGE WITH LAUNCH OF ES'HAIL 1". Es'hail Sat. 1 August 2013. Retrieved 22 March 2018.
  2. ^ "Satellites". Es'hail Sat. Retrieved 22 March 2018.
  3. ^ Holmes, Mark (August 10, 2018). "Es'hailSat Makes Deal with Eutelsat to Fully Own Satellite".

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