On 15 November 2018 Es'hail-2/P4A was launched with a SpaceX Falcon 9 launch vehicle from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Space Launch Complex 40 in Florida. Es'hail-2/P4A was jointly developed by QARS (Qatar Amateur Radio Society) and Es'hailSat (The Qatar Satellite Company), under the technical leadership of AMSAT-DL, and is the first geostationary amateur radio payload. The satellite reached its final position at 25.9°E and the narrowband and broadband transponders were successfully tested on 23 December 2018 and 16-17 January 2019. The transponders are expected to open for general use in February 2019.
At the request of AMSAT Deutschland e.V., QARS and Es'hailSat, AMSAT hereby designates Es'hail-2/P4A as Qatar-OSCAR 100 (QO-100). May the 100th OSCAR satellite be the lead star for future amateur radio satellites and payloads in geostationary orbit and beyond.
Drew Glassbrenner, KO4MA
AMSAT VP Operations / OSCAR Number Administrator