Es’hail-2/P4A uppdaterad information

Nu finns lite mera information om Es’hail-2/P4A. Just nu befinner sig satelliten i en temporär “slot” på ~24°E. Efter en del tester kommer satelliten flyttas till sin riktiga plats på 26°E. Just nu pågår en kommersiell testfas och först efter att den är klar kommer amatörradiotranspondern att slås på.

Senaste kepler är följande, om nu någon behöver mata in dessa manuellt:

1 43700U 18090A 18331.74832885 .00000138 00000-0 00000+0 0 9994
2 43700 0.0937 247.5840 0001194 359.8609 112.5666 1.00272646 252

Här kommer hela informationen från Peter Guelzow, DB2OS, AMSAT-DL:

Es’hail-2 with the P4A transponder is currently in a temporary GEO
slot at ~24°E. After testing the satellite will be moved to the
location planned to be at 26°E.

Peter Guelzow, DB2OS, explained the current testing and commis-
sioning procedures, “During the next 1-2 month Es’hail-2 will
undergo fine tuning and extensive In-Orbit-Testing (IOT). The
current orbital position is selected to not interfere with other
GEO satellites nearby. Once testing is finished, the satellite
will slowly be drifting to and stationed at the final position.”

The checkout and inauguration of the both AMSAT transponders will
be performed after the IOT phase is finished as explained at:

Peter reported several “hunters” have already spotted the Engineer-
ing beacon from Es’hail-2, so obviously everything looks good and
is going according to plan.

Stay tuned for latest news on and  the official
Es’hail-2 / P4-A discussion forum on:

The AMSAT Phase 4-A transponder on Es’hail-2 is a joint project by
the Qatar Satellite Company (Es’hailSat), the Qatar Amateur Radio
Society (QARS) and AMSAT Deutschland (AMSAT-DL).

Recent Keplerian Elements for Es’hail-2 are:
1 43700U 18090A   18331.74832885  .00000138  00000-0  00000+0 0  9994
2 43700   0.0937 247.5840 0001194 359.8609 112.5666 1.00272646   252

Pedro, LU7ABF says that the tracking site on the AMSAT-Argentina web
provides visualization of the current satellite location and footprint:

[ANS thanks Peter Guelzow, DB2OS, AMSAT-DL for the above information]



Webmaster and member of the AMSAT-SM steering group.

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