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Ciel 2


Designation 33453 / 08063A
Launch date 10 Dec 2008
Country of origin Canada
Mission Telecommunications
Geostationary orbit 129°W
Launch vehicle Proton #342

Tested at 138°W. Entered service in February 2009 and replaced Echostar 5.

A multi-hour outage occured on 14 Sep 2011.

End of life

Out of service Feb 2024
Cause Sent to junk orbit

Technical data

Lyngsat transponder loading


Prime contractor Thales Alenia Space
Platform Spacebus-4000C4
Mass at launch 5592 kg
Dry mass  
Solar array  
Stabilization 3-axis
DC power EOL: 10.6 kW
Design lifetime 16 years


Main transponders 32
Backup transponders  
Coverage North America
regional and spot beams (145+ beams)
EIRP max  
G/T max  
Polarization circular

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