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Program: Anik

In the Inuit dialect, Anik means "little brother". The name was choosen from a national contest to name the program in 1969.

Canadian system owned by Telesat Canada. Canada was the first country to start a domestic telecommunication system because of it's large territory and distributions of its inhabitants.

In 1998 the DBS satellite had its name selected from a contest: Nimiq 1.

Telesat is planning a LEO constellation for internet traffic comprised of 117 Ka-band satellites.
A first group of 12 satellites in each of 6 planes at 1000 km x 99.5° polar orbit
A second group of 45 satellites in 1248 km x 37.4° over 5 planes

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