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.
|Anik B1 (Telesat 4)|
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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.