Wednesday, January 3, 2007

Telesat Canada Chooses Space Systems/Loral To Build Nimiq 5 Satellite

Telesat Canada selected Space Systems/Loral (SS/L) to build the Nimiq 5, a new high-power, direct broadcast satellite. Based on SS/L's heritage 1300 platform, the satellite will be equipped with 32 active high-power Ku-band transponders, providing a footprint across Canada.

Nimiq 5's entire payload is under contract to Bell ExpressVu, Canada's leading direct- to-home service provider, to be used for a wide range of digital television services. The satellite is planned for completion in 2009.

Nimiq 5 will be the first satellite in Telesat's fleet to be manufactured by Space Systems/Loral.


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