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In March of 2006, Ciel commissioned Thales Alenia Space to build Ciel-2, a Spacebus 4000 C4, the largest Spacebus class satellite ever built. The Ciel-2 satellite was launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome on an ILS Proton Breeze M launch vehicle on December 10, 2008. The satellite is designed to operate for at least 15 years.

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December 10, 2008



Ciel-2 Specifications
Spacecraft Spacebus 4000 C4
Orbital location 129° West Longitude
Launch date/vehicle December 10, 2008/Proton Breeze M
Design life 15 years
Payload Ku Band (BSS)
Coverage Canadian and Continental United States
Transponders 100 to 200-watt TWTA
Redundancy 11-for-8






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