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Anik F3 Satellite Delivered To Baikonur

Published by Klaus Schmidt on Sat Mar 10, 2007 10:21 pm
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Telesat of Canada’s next telecommunications satellite Anik F3 was delivered to Baikonur for its launch on April 10, 2007. The satellite will be launched atop an International Launch Services ILS Proton.

The satellite was transported with an Antonov An-124 Ruslan. It will be checked out the next days and then integrated with the upper stage Breeze-M of the Proton rocket.

Anik F3 was built by EADS Astrium and is based on Astrium’s Eurostar E3000 series satellite bus. It offers a total of 58 transponders and is designed to deliver telecommunication’s services to North America for 15 years. The satellite weighs about 4,600 kilograms.

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