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Anik F2



Anik F2 (Anik meaning "little brother" in Inuit language) is a Canadian geostationary communications satellite that was launched by an Ariane 5 rocket from Kourou at 00:44 UT on 18 July 2004. The 5.95 tonne (with fuel), 16 kW, 7.3 m x 3.8 m x 3.4 m size satellite carries 24 30-W C-band, 40 127-W Ku-band, and 50 90-W Ka-band transponders to provide broadband and telemedicine to northern US states and Canada after parking over 111.1 deg-W longitude. It carries a xenon ion propulsion system for orbit trims when needed.

Alternate Names

  • 28378
  • AnikF2

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2004-07-18
Launch Vehicle: Ariane 5
Launch Site: Kourou, French Guiana


  • Communications

Additional Information

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

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