SpaceX Dragon was launched by Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral on December 5. The spacecraft will deliver to the ISS some 2.5 tonnes of cargo, including 998 kg for a series of 38 scientific experiments.
Es’hailSat’s first satellite entered service in December 2013 and currently provides television content, business communications and other telecommunications services. Es’hail 2 features high-speed Ku- and Ka-band transponders, a military communications payload and sophisticated anti-jamming capabilities.
It also features the first Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation — AMSAT — payload to fly aboard a geostationary satellite, providing coverage stretching from Brazil to Thailand.
A used Falcon 9 rocket launched the Es’hail-2 communications satellite for Qatar on Nov. 15, 2018.