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Eutelsat 25B or Es'hail 1 is Qatar's first satellite. It is a communications satellite operated by Es'hailSat. The satellite is based on a Space Systems/Loral 1300 satellite bus, and was launched into orbit on an Ariane 5 rocket from Kourou Space Center.[2] In 2018 Eutelsat sold its interest in the satellite to Es’hailSat for €135 million.[3]

Eutelsat 25B/Es'hail 1
Mission typeCommunications
OperatorEutelsat, Es'hailSat
COSPAR ID2013-044A
SATCAT no.39233
Mission duration15 years (planned)
Spacecraft properties
BusSpace Systems/Loral's 1300
Launch mass6,300 kilograms (13,900 lb)[1]
Start of mission
Launch date29 August 2013 (2013-08-29Z), 20:30:07 UTC
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeGeostationary
Longitude25.5 east
Perigee altitude35,788 kilometres (22,238 mi)
Apogee altitude35,801 kilometres (22,246 mi)
Inclination0.05 degrees
Period1436.15 minutes
Epoch30 August 2015 UTC
 

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  1. ^ "QATAR ENTERS SPACE AGE WITH LAUNCH OF ES'HAIL 1". Es'hail Sat. 1 August 2013. Retrieved 22 March 2018.
  2. ^ "Satellites". Es'hail Sat. Retrieved 22 March 2018.
  3. ^ Holmes, Mark (August 10, 2018). "Es'hailSat Makes Deal with Eutelsat to Fully Own Satellite".

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