Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Canada's Telesat Reports Anomaly

Telesat's Anik F2 satellite suffered a technical anomaly that resulted in loss of satellite services to its customers across Canada and the U.S.

Telesat believes the satellite can be returned to service and is working with customers on restoration.

  • Telesat Canada's Anik F2 satellite was launched by Arianespace in July 2004. It was the biggest commercial satellite launched to date at that time (5,950 kg). It is equipped with 38 Ka-band transponders, 32 Ku-band transponders and 24 C-band transponders and designed for a 15-year life.

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