Nimiq 2

Canada


International Sat. n:

Canadian satellite n: 23


Launch data:

Designation27632 / 02062A
Launch date29 Dec 2002 - 23:16:40 UT
Launch site B, LC81/24
Launch vehicle  Proton-M / Briz-M (#300)
MissionTelecommunications
Geostationary orbit on:
Perigee / Apogee  km
Eccentricity 
Inclination °
Period  min

Experience a malfunction in the power system on 20 Feb 2003, 8 transponders were affected.

Specifications

Prime contractor Lockheed Martin
PlatformLM A2100AX
Operator Telesat Canada
Mass at launch3600 kg
Mass in orbit  
Dimension  
Equipment 32 Ku-band, 2 Ka-band transponders
Solar array 2 deployable solar arrays
Stabilization  
Propulsion LEROS_1C
DC power  
Design lifetime12 years - operational

Location:

DatePositionRemarks
 Jul 2011 82.0° W 

Tested at 82°W and replaced Nimiq 1 in Feb 2003.

Ku-band

Main transponders 32
Backup transponders  
Power 120 W
Bandwidth 24 MHz
Coverage  
EIRP max  
G/T max  
Polarization  

Ka-band

Main transponders  
Backup transponders  
Power  
Bandwidth  
Coverage  
EIRP max  
Polarization  
Frequencies Uplink:
Downlink:

Ku-band transponder frequency chart (GHz)

RHCP
Downlink
Transponder LHCP
Downlink
12.224  
  12.239
12.253  
  12.268
12.282  
  12.297
12.311  
  12.326
12.341  
  10 12.355
12.370 11  
  12 12.384
12.399 13  
  14 12.414
12.428 15  
  16 12.443
12.457 17  
  18 12.472
12.486 19  
  20 12.501
12.516 21  
  22 12.530
12.545 23  
  24 12.559
12.574 25  
  26 12.588
12.603 27  
  28 12.618
12.632 29  
  30 12.647
12.661 31  
  32 12676


Ref: #7, #14, #253 - update: 19.09.11