Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Telesat's Nimiq 4 Satellite begins Service for Canada

Telesat will launch commercial service October 11 on its Nimiq 4 satellite.

Nimiq 4 is fully leased to Bell TV, which will use the new satellite to enhance and expand its High Definition (HD) TV channel services across Canada. Telesat's Nimiq 4 payload consists of 32 active high power transponders in Ku-band and eight transponders in Ka-band. Nimiq 4 operates from the 82Â degrees West orbital position and has an estimated mission life of 15 years.

  • Nimiq 4 was launched on a Proton Breeze M rocket from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in the Republic of Kazakhstan on 20-September-2008.