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Anik satellite
Part of AS 3000 Family
Anik
Anik
Canadian communications satellite. Function - telecommunications. Operating entity - Telesat Canada. Communication satellite built by RCA Astro for Telesat Canada, Canada. Launched 1978. Used the AS-3000 bus.

AKA: Anik. Status: Operational 1978. First Launch: 1978-12-16. Last Launch: 1978-12-16. Number: 1 . Gross mass: 900 kg (1,980 lb).

The satellites, act as space repeaters capable of receiving transmissions from earth stations and retransmitting them to other earth stations in Canada. The antenna coverage of the satellite provides the capability of serving virtually all of Canada.


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Family: Communications, Geosynchronous orbit. Country: Canada. Engines: SVM-7. Spacecraft: Telesat. Launch Vehicles: Thor, Delta, Delta 3914, Delta 3000. Projects: Anik. Launch Sites: Cape Canaveral, Cape Canaveral LC17A. Bibliography: 2, 279, 6.
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Anik B1 (Telesat 4)Anik B1 (Telesat 4)
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1978 December 16 - . 00:21 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC17A. LV Family: Thor. Launch Vehicle: Delta 3914.
  • Anik B1 (Telesat 4) - . Payload: Anik B1. Mass: 900 kg (1,980 lb). Nation: Canada. Agency: Telesat. Program: Anik. Class: Communications. Type: Civilian communications satellite. Spacecraft Bus: AS 3000. Spacecraft: Anik satellite. Completed Operations Date: 1986-12-17 . USAF Sat Cat: 11153 . COSPAR: 1978-116A. Apogee: 35,927 km (22,323 mi). Perigee: 35,900 km (22,300 mi). Inclination: 6.6000 deg. Period: 1,442.60 min.

    Longitude 109.0. Function - telecommunications. Operating entity - Telesat Canada. Positioned in geosynchronous orbit over the Americas at 109 deg W in 1978-1986 As of 29 August 2001 located at 59.48 deg E drifting at 1.672 deg W per day. As of 2007 Mar 9 located at 13.64W drifting at 1.622W degrees per day.



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