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Anik F3

Second ‘little brother’ from Airbus Defence and Space

Anik F3 is the second Airbus Defence and Space’s Eurostar E3000 satellite ordered by Telesat. Launched in April 2007, Anik F3 provides a full range of satellite communications services, including telephony, business communications, Internet-based services and television transmission, over a large area covering North America from its orbital location of 118.7° W. It is equipped with 24 active transponders in C-band, 32 in Ku-band and two in Ka-band. The spacecraft weighed 4,600kg at launch, and has a design lifetime of 15 years.

Airbus Defence and Space was prime contractor for Anik F3, responsible for the design and build of both bus and payload. Canadian industry supplied a significant part of the spacecraft equipment and technology.


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