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Anik G1

Anik G1 [SSL]

Anik G1 is a canadian communications satellite operated by Telesat Canada, carrying 16 transponders operating in the extended Ku-band that will be used by Shaw Direct, a provider of direct-to-home satellite TV services in Canada. Anik G1 will also provide expansion and follow-on capacity at 107.3 degrees West co-located with the Anik F1R satellite covering South America.

It also has 12 Ku-band and 24 C-band transponders that will both replace and expand on Telesatís Anik F1 satellite now serving South America. In addition, Anik G1 will have three X-band channels for government services over the Americas and part of the Pacific Ocean, and one channel in the reverse Direct Broadcast Service band. To be built by Space Systems/Loral utilizing the flight-proven SSL-1300 platform, Anik G1 is anticipated to have a service lifetime of 15 years.

Nation: Canada
Type / Application: Communication
Operator: Telesat Canada
Contractors: Space Systems/Loral (SS/L)
Equipment: 12 Ku-band, 16 ext. Ku-band, 24 C-band and 3 X-band transponders
Configuration: SSL-1300
Propulsion: ?
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 15 years
Mass: 4905 kg
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Anik G1 2013-014A 15.04.2013 Ba LC-200/39 Proton-M Briz-M (Ph.3)


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