EADS Astrium acquired the order for developing and building TV satellites NIMIQ 4 from Canadian satellite company Telesat (Ottawa). This is already the third order for a satellite of the series Eurostar E3000, which the Canadian company allocated - after Anik F1R and Anik F3 to EADS Astrium. NIMIQ 4 will bring hundreds of TV channels in the Canadian residences, improve the supply with high resolution TV images, provide pay-per-view services, enable special channels and allow interactive TV services. The satellite carries 32 Ku-band and eight Ka-band transponders.
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