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Anik A1 Satellite

Category:Science & Tech
Type:world first
canadian first
Date: 1972

With the launching of ANIK A1 in 1972, Canada became the first country in the world to have a commercial geostationary communications satellite network.

The Anik satellites are geostationary communications satellites launched by Telesat Canada for television in Canada. In Inuit Anik means "little brother".

Poster: Canadaka
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Last Modified: 23 Feb, 2008


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