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Anik G1 is a canadian communications satellite operated by Telesat Canada, carrying 16 transponders operating in the extended Ku-band that will be used by Shaw Direct, a provider of direct-to-home satellite TV services in Canada. Anik G1 will also provide expansion and follow-on capacity at 107.3 degrees West co-located with the Anik F1R satellite covering South America.

It also has 12 Ku-band and 24 C-band transponders that will both replace and expand on Telesat’s Anik F1 satellite now serving South America. In addition, Anik G1 will have three X-band channels for government services over the Americas and part of the Pacific Ocean, and one channel in the reverse Direct Broadcast Service band. To be built by Space Systems/Loral utilizing the flight-proven LS-1300 platform, Anik G1 is anticipated to have a service lifetime of 15 years.

Alternate Names

  • 39127
  • AnikG1

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2013-05-15
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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