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Anik F1R



Anik F1R is a Canadian geostationary communications satellite that was launched by a Proton-M rocket from Baikonur at 21:53 UT. The 4 tonne, 10 kW satellite carries 24 C-band, and 32 Ku-band transponders to provide voice, video and internet communications to all of North America after parking over 107.3 deg-W longitude. It replaces the aging ANIK F1 satellite.

Alternate Names

  • 28868
  • AnikF1R

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2005-09-09
Launch Vehicle: Proton-M
Launch Site: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), Kazakhstan

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (Canada)


  • Communications

Additional Information

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

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