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Anik F1R

Anik F1R [Astrium]

Anik F1R will replace Anik F1, which is experiencing accelerated degradation of its solar array  reflector panels. It will be based on Astrium's Eurostar-3000S bus, and has a launch mass of about 4000 kg, a solar array span of 35 meters once deployed in orbit and spacecraft power of 10 kW at end of life. It will carry 24 C-band and 32 Ku-band transponders. Anik F1R has a design life of 15 years.

In addition, a Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) navigation package operating in C-band for uplink and L-band for downlink provides precision Global Positioning System-based guidance information to aircraft at thousands of airports and landing strips that lack such a capability today.

Nation: Canada
Type / Application: Communication
Operator: Telesat Canada
Contractors: Astrium
Equipment: 24 C-band transponders, 32 Ku-band transponders
Configuration: Eurostar-3000S
Propulsion:
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 15 years
Mass: 4500 kg
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Anik F1R 2005-036A 08.09.2005 Ba LC-200/39 Proton-M Briz-M (Ph.1)
Further Anik missions: