Nimiq 1 [Lockheed Martin]
Nimiq 1 and 2, high power Ku/Ka-band satellites, feature 32 active 24 MHz Ku-band transponders with 120 Watt power amplifiers, and Nimiq 2 also has a Ka-band payload that will provide broadband services. Nimiq 1 and 2 are an A2100AX satellites, manufactured by Lockheed Martin Commercial Space Systems, with a minimum service life of 12 years. The satellite's name – chosen from 36,000 submissions in a national contest in 1998 – is an Inuit word for any object or force that unites things or binds them together.
Nimiq 2 experienced a malfunction that affected the available power on the spacecraft on 20 February 2003. The satellite is currently generating sufficient power to operate only 26 of the 32 transponders.
|Type / Application:||Communication (Direct Broadcasting)|
|Equipment:||32 Ku-band transponders (all), 2 Ka-band transponders (#2 only)|
|Power:||2 deployable solar arrays, batteries|
|Nimiq 1 (Telesat-DTH 1)||1999-027A||20.05.1999||Ba LC-81/23||Proton-K Blok-DM3|
|Nimiq 2 (Telesat-DTH 2)||2002-062A||29.12.2002||Ba LC-81/24||Proton-M Briz-M (Mod 1)|