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Nimiq 2


Also called PPsat 1

General


Designation 27632 / 02062A
Launch date 29 Dec 2002
Country of origin Canada
Mission Telecommunications
Geostationary orbit see below
Launch vehicle Proton #300

Cost: $133 million.

Location


Begin End Position
L: 29 Dec 2002 Jan 2003 82°W
Feb 2003 Feb 2003 91°W
Mar 2003 Oct 2008 82°W
Nov 2008 Sep 2013 91°W
Sep 2013 Sep 2013 72.5°W
Oct 2013 Jan 2014 39°E (for Arabsat)
Feb 2014 May 2014 63°W
Jul 2014 Feb 2015 109.2°W
May 2015 Aug 2015 36°W, inclined
Oct 2015 Feb 2016 44.5°E, inclined
Apr 2016 Jun 2016 148°E, inclined
Aug 2016 Nov 2016 23.7°E, inclined
Dec 2016 Mar 2017 91.5°E, inclined
May 2017 Aug 2017 63°W, inclined
Oct 2017 Apr 2018 90°E, inclined

Experienced a malfunction in the power system on 20 Feb 2003, 8 transponders are affected (a solar panel malfunctioned). An insurance claim has been filled.


End of life


Out of service May 2018
Cause Sent to junk orbit

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Technical data


Lyngsat transponder loading


Ku-band EIRP coverage (dBW)


Specifications


Prime contractor Lockheed Martin
Platform A2100AX
Mass at launch 3529 kg
Mass in orbit  
Dimension 8.9 x 5.8 x 26.8 m (deployed)
Solar array  
Stabilization 3-axis
DC power EOL: 11.3 kW
Design lifetime 12 years


Ku-band


Main transponders 32
Backup transponders  
Power 120 W
Bandwidth 24 MHz
Coverage  
EIRP max 49.5 dBW
G/T max 1 dB/K
Polarization circular


Ka-band


Main transponders  
Backup transponders  
Power 92 W
Bandwidth  
Coverage  
EIRP max 50 dBW
G/T 1.5 dB/K
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

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