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.
|Type / Application:||Communication|
|Equipment:||114 transponders (50 Ka-band, 40 Ku-band, 24 C-band)|
|Propulsion:||R-4D, 4 × XIPS-25 ion engines|
|Power:||2 deployable solar arrays, batteries|
|Mass:||5950 kg, 3805 kg BOL|
|Anik F2||2004-027A||18.07.2004||Ko ELA-3||Ariane-5G+|