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Nimiq 2



Nimiq 2 is a Canadian geostationary communications spacecraft that was launched by a Proton-M rocket (topped by a BRIZ-M booster) from Baikonur at 23:17 UT on 29 December 2002. The 3.6 tonne (with fuel) spacecraft will provide radio, digital and "interactive" television, and internet services to subscribers in all of North America through its 32, 120 W, Ku-band transponders after parking over 91 deg-W longitude.

Alternate Names

  • 27632
  • Nimiq2

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2002-12-29
Launch Vehicle: Proton-M
Launch Site: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), Kazakhstan

Funding Agency

  • Telesat Canada Ltd., Ottawa (Canada)


  • Communications

Additional Information

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

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