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Nimiq-4

Nimiq-4
Operator Telesat Canada
Spacecraft properties
Bus Eurostar-3000S
Manufacturer EADS Astrium
Start of mission
Launch date 18 September 2008, 21:47 (2008-09-18T21:47Z)
Rocket Proton-M/Briz-M
Launch site Baikonur 200/39
Contractor ILS
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Geostationary

Nimiq-4 is a Canadian geosynchronous communications satellite. It was launched aboard a Proton-M/Briz-M carrier rocket at 21:47 GMT on 19 September 2008. It was positioned at 82ºW longitude, and operated by Telesat Canada.

The satellite was constructed by EADS Astrium, using a Eurostar-3000S bus. It is powered by two solar arrays, with a span of , producing 12 kW of power. The launch mass of the satellite is . It carries 40 transponders, 32 of which operate in the NATO J band (IEEE Ku band), and 8 which operate in the NATO K band (IEEE Ka band).

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