Happy Birthday Es'hail-2, Qatar-OSCAR 100 !! -- Es'hail-2 with the QO-100 AMSAT transponders was successfully launched on November 15, 2018 at 20:46 UTC with a SpaceX Falcon-9 rocket from the legendary Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Only 32 minutes later the satellite was released into transfer orbit to geostationary orbit (GTO). From there, Es'hail-2 maneuvered to its final geostationary position at 26° East by means of several orbital maneuvers over the next few weeks until it officially started amateur radio and commercial operations on February 15th in a ceremony at Es'hailSat's control center in Qatar. The first geostationary "AMSAT Phase 4-A" amateur radio satellite QO-100 is a joint project of Es'hailSat, QARS and AMSAT-DL. CREW-1 Mission to the ISS will launch in 2 hours from the same launch complex.
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