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Anik F2 Preps For Launch

By | June 15, 2004

      Arianespace said the Anik F2 satellite has arrived at the company’s spaceport in French Guiana, and it is undergoing initial checkout in preparation for its scheduled July 9 launch. The satellite, built for Telesat Canada, is a Boeing [BA] 702 bird; it will carry 38 Ka-band transponders, 32 Ku-band transponders and 24 C-band transponders. The satellite, to be launched on an Ariane 5 rocket, will be positioned at 111.1 degrees West longitude. It has a contracted operational lifetime of 15 years.

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