Kratos to upgrade Es’hailSat’s CMC

Qatar satellite company, Es’hailSat, has awarded a contract to satellite control systems provider, Kratos Integral Systems Europe (Kratos ISE), to extend its existing Capacity Management Centre (CMC) to accommodate the Es’hail-2 satellite, scheduled to launch in late 2016.

Kratos ISE will expand the system with a monitoring site at the new Es’hailSat teleport, provide the teleport with four new Kratos-designed earth stations covering the Ku-band and Ka-band mission of the Es’hail-2 satellite, and extend the existing frequency planning system.

“The Kratos team and solutions have proven to be very effective to support our business on Es’hail-1,” said Zoubair Kachri, Chief Technical Officer for Es’hailSat. “We look forward to continuing the relationship as we prepare for the launch of Es’hail-2 and our development of Es’hail-3.”