With thirty-five years' experience, Telesat is one of the early pioneers in satellite communications and systems management. Based in Ottawa, Canada, the company operates a fleet of satellites for the provision of broadcast distribution and telecommunications services, and is a highly respected consultant and partner in satellite ventures around the world. Telesat has offices throughout Canada, in the United States and in Brazil.
In November 2000, Telesat launched Anik F1, its next generation and sixth series of FSS satellites. This satellite, equipped with 48 Ku-band transponders and 36 in C-band, has a footprint covering all of North and South America.
Nimiq 2, the Company's second Direct Broadcast Satellite, was successfully launched on December 29, 2002. This satellite features 32 Ku-band transponders and also has a small Ka-band payload. Nimiq 1 was launched in 1999 and has been delivering hundreds of channels of direct-to-home television programming to a growing market of consumers across Canada.
Anik F2, launched in July, 2004, is the world's first satellite to fully commercialize the Ka frequency band - a breakthrough satellite communications technology for delivering cost-effective, two-way broadband services.
On September 8, 2005, Telesat launched its state-of-the-art Anik F1R satellite. Anik F1R provides valuable capacity for Canadian direct-to-home satellite television, along with a range of other telecommunications and broadcasting services. The spacecraft also features a navigation payload that will make North American air navigation more reliable and more accurate than ever before.
Construction on the Anik F3 satellite is currently underway, with that launch scheduled in 2006.
Telesat is a wholly owned subsidiary of BCE Inc., Canada's largest communications company.
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