Anik F1 is a Canadian communications satellite, which was ordered in March 1998. It is based on Boeing’s BSS-702 model. The satellite carries 84 active transponders: 36 in C-band and 48 in Ku-band. The spacecraft provides general telecommunications services for North and South America. The satellite was designed for an end-of-life power of 16 kW. Anik F1 was launched in late 2000 on an Ariane-44L H10-3 rocket.
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Ariane Launch Area 2
Kourou, French Guiana
318 rockets have launched from Kourou, French Guiana.
Ariane 44L – Aérospatiale
- Family: Ariane
- Length: 58.7 m
- Diameter: 3.8 m
- Launch Mass: 484 T
- Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 10200 kg
The Ariane 44L was manufactured by Aérospatiale with the first launch on 1989-06-05. Ariane 44L has 39 successful launches and 1 failed launches with a total of 40 launches. The Ariane 4 was an expendable space launch system, developed by the Centre national d’études spatiales (CNES), the French space agency, for the European Space Agency (ESA). It was manufactured by ArianeGroup and marketed by Arianespace. Since its first flight on 15 June 1988 until the final flight on 15 February 2003, it attained 113 successful launches out of 116 total launches.
Arianespace – ASA
- Type: Commercial
- Abbreviation: ASA
- Administration: CEO: Stéphane Israël
- Founded: 1980
- Launchers: Ariane | Vega
- Country: FRA
Arianespace SA is a multinational company founded in 1980 as the world’s first commercial launch service provider. It undertakes the production, operation, and marketing of the Ariane programme. Their vehicles launch exclusively from French Guiana in South America.