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Nimiq 5

Nimiq 5 is a direct broadcast satellite built for Telesat, the world's fourth largest fixed satellite services operator. Based on SSL's heritage 1300 platform, Nimiq 5 is equipped with 32 active high-power Ku-band transponders, providing a strong footprint across Canada and the U.S. The satellite's entire payload is under contract to EchoStar. Nimiq 5 provides a wide range of high definition and specialty television services to its subscribers. The spacecraft was launched in September 2009.