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  • Nimiq 5 Ku-band Broadcast Satellite Service for Canada and the Continental United States

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    Mr. Larry Rubin, Space Systems Loral, United States


    Mr. Madhu S. (Mike) Minhas, Telesat Canada, Canada



    The Nimiq 5 satellite will provide Ku-band commercial broadcast communications services for Canada and the continental United States.  The satellite incorporates high-power transponders with flexible coverage, using fixed antenna beams.  Nimiq 5 will enable high bandwidth use to small terminals, from its geostationary orbital location at 72.7 degrees west longitude.  The payload will provide a range of digital, high-definition, and specialty television services.  Telesat is the owner of satellite and will operate it from its headquarters in Ottawa, Canada.  The satellite will be launched on a Proton Breeze M booster from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, in the third quarter 2009, and put into service in shortly thereafter.  The spacecraft was designed and manufactured by Space Systems/Loral (SS/L) and is based on the SS/L 1300 satellite bus.  This paper describes the Nimiq 5 mission, the deployed satellite system, its development, design, and performance, and operational services, as well as aspects of the Nimiq 5 Program at SS/L and Telesat.
    Substantive technical content with respect to the Nimiq 5 spacecraft development and design, and description of the Nimiq 5 Program is included.  The satellite incorporates new satellite system developments from SS/L and is a unique design; new and original material presents these developments and the design.  The author certifies that the paper was not presented at a previous meeting and that financing and attendance of the author at the respective IAC at Glasgow to present the paper is assured.
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    IAC-08.B2.5.1.pdf (🔒 authorized access only).

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