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Nimiq 5



Nimiq 5, a Canadian commercial communications satellite, was launched on a Proton rocket with a Breeze M upper stage from Baikonur on 17 September 2009 at 19:19 UT. The satellite carries 32 Ku-band transponders to beam direct-to-home programming to North America. The 4,745 kg satellite has a 15 year design lifetime and is intended for geosynchronous orbit at a longitude of 72.7° W.

Alternate Names

  • 35873
  • Nimiq5

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2009-09-17
Launch Vehicle: Proton
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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