International Launch Services is preparing to launch Canada’s NIMIQ 4 commercial communications satellite, now that it has returned to flight with the Aug. 19 liftoff of Inmarsat-4 F3. The NIMIQ 4 spacecraft, built for Telesat by EADS Astrium, is set for launch in September, marking the Canadian firm’s fifth use of the Proton vehicle. The Breeze M upper stage that will be used in that launch reached the Baikonur Cosmodrome on Aug. 17, and the Khrunichev team that will mate the stage with ...
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