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Nimiq 4

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Operator  Telesat Canada
Rocket  Proton-M/Briz-M
Launch site  Baikonur Cosmodrome
Regime  Geostationary orbit
Manufacturer  EADS Astrium
Launch date  18 September 2008
Bus  Eurostar E3000
Reference system  Geocentric orbit
Contractor  International Launch Services
Similar  AMC‑21, Skynet 5C, Superbird‑C2, Spaceway‑3, TDRS‑9

Nimiq-4 is a Canadian geosynchronous communications satellite. It was launched aboard a Proton-M/Briz-M carrier rocket at 21:47 GMT on 19 September 2008. It was positioned at 82ºW longitude, and operated by Telesat Canada.

The satellite was constructed by EADS Astrium, using a Eurostar-3000S bus. It is powered by two solar arrays, with a span of 39 metres (128 ft), producing 12 kW of power. The launch mass of the satellite is 4.8 tonnes (4.7 long tons). It carries 40 transponders, 32 of which operate in the NATO J band (IEEE Ku band), and 8 which operate in the NATO K band (IEEE Ka band).

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Nimiq-4 Wikipedia


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