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Falcon 9 • Es’hail 2

Launch window: 2046-2229 GMT (3:46-5:29 p.m. EST)
Launch site:
LC-39A, Kennedy Space Center, Florida

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the Es’hail 2 communications satellite. Built by Mitsubishi Electric Corp. and owned by Qatar’s national satellite communications company Es’hailSat, Es’hail 2 will provide television broadcasts, broadband connectivity and government services to Qatar and neighboring parts of the Middle East, North Africa and Europe. Es’hail 2 also carries the first amateur radio payload to fly in geostationary orbit. Delayed from August. Delayed from Nov. 14. [Nov. 7]

Earlier Event: November 14
Falcon 9 • Es’hail 2
Later Event: November 27
Falcon 9 • SpaceX CRS 16