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Nimiq 6

Nimiq [SSL]

In December 2009, Space Systems Loral announced the contract for another satellite. The new satellite, Nimiq 6, which is fully leased to Bell TV, will provide Direct-to-Home television service in Canada.

Nimiq 6 is an all Ku-band satellite with 32 high power transponders. It will be located at 91 degrees West Longitude, where it will provide HDTV and advanced video services for Bell TVís subscriber base. The satellite is based on SS/Lís high power SSL-1300 spacecraft bus which provides the flexibility for a broad range of applications. It has a planned mission life of 15 years.

Nation: Canada
Type / Application: Communication
Operator: Telesat Canada
Contractors: Space Systems/Loral (SS/L)
Equipment: 32 Ku-band transponders
Configuration: SSL-1300
Propulsion: ?
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 15 years
Mass: ~4500 kg
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Nimiq 6 2012-026A 17.05.2012 Ba LC-81/24 Proton-M Briz-M (Ph.3)

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