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Nimiq

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 1999-027A

Description

Nimiq was a Canadian geosynchronous communications spacecraft. Nimiq is an Inuit (Eskimo) word for "bonding strength". The spacecraft carried 35 Ku-band transponders to provide direct-broadcast voice and video communications to North America and the Arctic region after parking over 91 degrees West longitude.

Alternate Names

  • 25740
  • 1999-027A

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1999-05-20
Launch Vehicle: Proton-K
Launch Site: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), Kazakhstan
Mass: 3600 kg

Funding Agency

  • Telesat Canada Ltd., Ottawa Canada

Discipline

  • Communications

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

 

Personnel

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