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Anik F2

Anik F2 [Boeing BSS]

Telesat Canada ordered another BSS-702, Anik F2, in April 2000. The satellite will offer fixed satellite service, including Internet access, and will provide Ka-band multimedia services across North America. Anik F2 will operate with a total of 114 transponders: 50 in Ka-band, 40 in Ku-band and 24 in C-band. The satellite will carry the flight-proven xenon ion propulsion system for all on-orbit maneuvering. The spacecraft is designed for an end-of-life power of 16 kW. Anik F2 was successfully launched on 18.07.2004 on an Ariane-5G+ launch vehicle.

Due thruster problems Anik-F2's service live is shortened. Telesat bought in late 2022 the Anik F4 (formerly AMC 11) satellite to mitigate the loss.

Nation: Canada
Type / Application: Communication
Operator: Telesat Canada
Contractors: Boeing
Equipment: 114 transponders (50 Ka-band, 40 Ku-band, 24 C-band)
Configuration: BSS-702
Propulsion: R-4D, 4 × XIPS-25 ion engines
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 15 years
Mass: 5950 kg, 3805 kg BOL
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Anik F2 2004-027A 18.07.2004 Ko ELA-3 Ariane-5G+


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