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Launch Date: 
May 21, 1999 - 4:30am

Vehicle: Proton K/ Block DM

The Satellite


  • 3rd ILS Proton Launch of 1999
  • 264th Proton Launch Overall
  • 11th ILS Proton Launch Overall
  • 1st Telesat Satellite Launch with ILS Proton
  • 2nd LMCSS Satellite Launched on an ILS Proton

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Proton/Block DM Launches NIMIQ

Launch Resources

Final Details of the Launch and Separation

  • Liftoff occurred in Baikonur on 21 May, at 4:30 a.m (6:30 p.m. USA and Canada EDT, May 20).
  • Separation of the Nimiq satellite occured approximately 6 hours, 41 minutes after liftoff.
ILS Proton Rocket -  Nimiq 1 -  Launch Poster

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