Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Nimiq 6 launch 17 May 2012 19:12 GMT

Nimiq 6 the 18th Telesat  Spacecraft to be launched.  The launch is scheduled for 
17th May 2012 at 19:12 GMT at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, (Launch Pad 24) aboard a Proton Breeze M Rocket.  The Satellite will be separated 9 Hours and 14 Minutes after liftoff.

Image: International Launch Services

The Nimiq 6 communication satellite was built by Space Systems/Loral and will be operated by Telesat.
The satellite has 32 High  Powered Ku-Band Transponders and has been designed specifically for the expansion of (HD) High Definition Television services.  Nimiq 6 will exclusively deliver satellite signals direct to home for Bell TV subscribers across Canada.

Once the satellite has reached Geostationary Transfer Orbit it will use it's own propulsion system to maintain it's Geostationary Orbital Position (91.1 Degrees West longitude). 

Webcast of the Nimiq 6 Launch will be available on the 17th May 2012 approximately 30 minutes before liftoff.

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