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  • Frits Westra
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      Ariane 5 to launch the world's largest telecom satellite

      30 May 2000

      [INLINE] Telesat, a commercial satellite operator, has selected
      Arianespace to launch Anik F2, the largest telecommunications
      satellite ever sent into space. The launch is targeted for late
      2002.
      Anik F2 is the fifth satellite that the European launcher will
      boost into orbit for Canada, following Anik E2 in April 1991, Anik
      E1 in September 1991, MSAT 1 in April 1996 and Anik F1, scheduled
      for launch this summer.
      "Anik F2 will provide important capacity for North American
      customers with telecommunications, broadcast and multimedia
      needs," said Larry Boisvert, Telesat's President and CEO. "Anik F2
      is also a very important project for Telesat, and we have great
      confidence in Arianespace, our partner on so many successful
      launches in the past."
      Based on the new HS 702 platform, built by Hughes Space and
      Communications in El Segundo, California, Anik F2 will weigh about
      5,900 kilograms at lift-off (12,980 lb.). It will be equipped with
      three communications bands consisting of 24 transponders in
      C-band, 32 transponders in Ku-band and an advanced Ka-band payload
      with 45 spot beams allowing digital communications between small
      terminals and one of six Internet-connected gateway stations.
      Coverage in all bands is North America-wide.
      Anik F2 will be positioned at 111 degrees. West with a service
      life designed to exceed 15 years. Anik F2 is targeted for launch
      in late 2002, when an Ariane 5 will boost it into orbit from the
      Guyana Space Centre in Kourou, French Guyana.
      With this contract, Arianespace now has a backlog of 40 satellites
      to be launched. It has signed a total of 211 launch contracts to
      date.
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