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Anik F1

Anik F1 was ordered in March 1998, and is a BSS702 model. The satellite carries 84 active transponders: 36 in C-band and 48 in Ku-band. The spacecraft will provide general telecommunications services for North and South America. The satellite was designed for an end-of-life power of 16 kW. Anik F1 was launched in late 2000 on an Ariane44L H10-3rocket.
Anik F1 [Boeing BSS]

Anik F1 suffers from a generic failure of the early BSS-702 model: the fogging of the concentrator mirrors on the solar arrays leads to reduced available power. Anik F1 will be replaced by Anik F1R.

Nation: Type / Application: Operator: Contractors: Equipment: Configuration: Propulsion: Lifetime: Mass: Orbit:

Canada Communication Telesat Canada Boeing 84 active transponders (36 C-band, 48 Ku-band) BSS-702 R-4D, 4 XIPS-25 Ion engines 15 years 4711 kg GEO

Satellite Anik F1

Date 21.11.2000


Launcher Ariane-44L H10-3


Intelsat-8A (805, 806) / NSS 806

The Intelsat VIII-VIII/A series has been designed to meet the needs of Intelsat users throughout the system for improved Cband coverage and service. These spacecraft will incorporate six-fold Cband frequency reuse, twofold frequency reuse of expanded C-band capacity, and the highest C-band power level ever for an Intelsat satellite. Consequently, Intelsat VIII will provide significantly more C-band capacity for public switched telephony and Intelsat Business Service, better quality for video services, and encourage new international VSAT applications. Other salient features of Intelsat VIII satellites include:

Intelsat-8A [Lockheed]

Two independently steerable Ku-band spot beams which can be pointed anywhere on the surface of the earth that is visible from the spacecraft in geosynchronous orbit. Interconnected operation between C- and Ku-bands. Expanded SNG (satellite news gathering) service provided by the capability to connect spot beams to global beams, including a return path for small Ku-band transportable SNG stations for voice/data communications.

This deployment of Intelsat 805 was originally scheduled to use a Chinese CZ-3B rocket. However, Intelsat bailed out of that plan after losing one of its satellites in a 1996 catastrophic launch explosion of a CZ-3B booster.

Nation: Type / Application: Operator: Contractors: Equipment: Configuration: Propulsion: Lifetime: Mass: Orbit:

International, Netherlands (NSS) Communication Intelsat / New Skies (NSS) Lockheed Martin 28 C-band transponders, 3 Ku-band transponders AS-7000 2 LEROS-1B 14-17 years, depending on the launch vehicle 3524 kg GEO