Proton / Nimiq 4 Upcoming Launch Coverage Fri (9-19) at 5:25 pm ET.

From: Greg Williams (k4hsm@knology.net)
Date: Fri Sep 19 2008 - 04:01:41 UTC

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    Proton / Nimiq 4 Upcoming Launch Coverage Fri (9-19) at 5:25 pm ET. Anik 
    F2 trans 7C (3980 V) Analog
    
    Friday evening (9-19) International Launch Services Proton M/Breeze M 
    rocket  is scheduled to launch Nimiq 4 communications satellite for 
    Telesat, Canada, from Launch Pad 39, Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan.
    
    Launch is scheduled for 5:48 p.m. EDT.
    
    Spacecraft Separation is approximately 9 hours and 11 minutes after liftoff
    
    Nimiq 4, built by EADS Astrium, France is a Eurostar E3000 bus with 32 
    channels in Ku-band and 8 channels in Ka-band.
    Nimiq 4 has two payloads for Canadian broadcast services. The main 
    payload will provide specialty television and foreign language 
    programming. The second payload has six beams covering Canada for such 
    advanced services as high-definition television. Nimiq satellites are 
    dedicated to the provision of direct-to-home services for Bell TV.will 
    be used for SES Americoms "Americom2Home"  for Dish Network DBS service.
    Nimiq 4  will be located at 82 degrees west.
    
    
    Satellite Broadcast coverage:
    
    Anik F2 at 111.1W, transponder 7 C-Band (3980 V) analog
    
    Test signals begin about 5 p.m. EDT
    Broadcast starts about 5:25 p.m. EDT.
    
    For those in Europe:
    New Skies NSS-7 22.0W, transponder ENV8/EUH8, Channel AB, Ku-band, 
    downlink 11684.5 horizontal, symbol rate 5632, digital PAL
    
    Test signals start at 2100 GMT
    Broadcast starts at 2125 GMT.
    
    
    Dont have a dish to view this?
    
    A live webcast of the launch is available at:
    
    http://streamvox.streamos.com/vyvx/ils091808/
    
    Addional Coverage:
    
    http://www.spaceflightnow.com/
    http://www.space.com/missionlaunches/launches/next_launch.html
    http://ilslaunch.com/stories/Current_Campaigns/
    
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    k4hsm(at)knology.net
    
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