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Telesat’s Anik F2 Services Restored After “Highly Unusual” Anomaly

By | October 4, 2016
      Anik F2 Telesat

      Artist’s rendition of the Anik F2 satellite. Photo: Telesat

      [Via Satellite 10-04-2016] Telesat reports that its Anik F2 satellite is back to providing customer services after experiencing a technical anomaly that caused a service blackout on Oct. 2 at 5 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). The satellite operator restored services early in the afternoon on Oct. 3 and confirmed that the satellite is performing normally.

      “Satellite anomalies like the one that affected Telesat’s Anik F2 yesterday are highly unusual. Telesat is continuing to investigate the root cause of the anomaly and will advise affected customers as more details become known,” Telesat said in an Oct. 3 statement.

      Anik F2 is a Boeing-built satellite that entered service in October 2004, providing coverage predominantly over North America. The spacecraft carries 24 C-band transponders for broadband and satellite trunking, 35 Ku-band beams for enterprise and government mobile applications and 45 Ka-band spot beams for advanced consumer broadband services. Telesat says all of Anik F2’s subsystems appear healthy.