Qatar-OSCAR 100 (QO-100)February 3, 2019
Feb 02, 2019 On November 15, 2018, Es’hail-2/P4A was launched on 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 has reached its final position at 25.9 °E, and the narrowband and wideband transponders were successfully tested on December 23, 2018 and January 16-17, 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 to be the guiding star for future amateur radio satellites and payloads in geostationary orbit and beyond.
Drew Glasbrenner, KO4MA
AMSAT VP Operations / OSCAR Number Administrator