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Anik E1



Anik-E1 was a Canadian communications satellite launched from the Kourou Space Center in French Guiana by an Ariane booster rocket. It was placed in a geostationary orbit at 111.1 deg W over the eastern part of the Pacific ocean.

Anik E1 was used primarily for business telecommunications services, while Anik E2 was a broadcast communications satellite carrying the bulk of Canada's television signals.

Alternate Names

  • 21716
  • AnikE1

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1991-09-26
Launch Vehicle: Ariane 44P
Launch Site: Kourou, French Guiana
Mass: 2932 kg

Funding Agency

  • Telesat Canada Ltd., Ottawa (Canada)


  • Communications

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

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