Nimiq-4

Summary

Nimiq-4
OperatorTelesat Canada
COSPAR ID2008-044A
SATCAT no.33373Edit this on Wikidata
Spacecraft properties
BusEurostar-3000S
ManufacturerEADS Astrium
Start of mission
Launch date18 September 2008, 21:47 (2008-09-18UTC21:47Z)
RocketProton-M/Briz-M
Launch siteBaikonur 200/39
ContractorILS
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeGeostationary
 

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).

See also

References

  • Krebs, Gunter. "Nimiq 4". Gunter's Space Page. Retrieved 2008-09-10.