One catch?The lifetime of Nimiq 1 was extended by placing a second satellite to share the slot for the past several years. IIRC, Nimiq 2 is currently at 91 with 16 TPs operating and Nimiq 1 has another 16 TPs. In theory, Nimiq 1 could operate much longer at half load but a new satellite will provide a stronger signal and more capabilities.
Being in a region in New England that is further north than the lowest Canadian latitude, I'll hold out hope that I'll be OK - as I am with N4. Bummer for all the other southern subs, tho. Shaw Direct will gladly pick them up!I also believe that the new Nimiq 6 will focus the beam on Canada and the 91 signals south of the border will disappear.
Nothing would probably ever be officially posted about this but when they lanunched Nimiq4 at the 82W location the footprint was altered to focus more on Canada, and it would only make perfect sense that the same will be done when Nimiq6 is setup at 91W. Just FYI the current 82W footprint still covers most of the Northern US.people who are saying N6 wont reach the US did you read something that said that?