Reston, VA – April 10, 2013

Anik G1 communications satellite
SSL 1300 Platform
Separated spacecraft mass: 4,905 kg

Launch Vehicle:                
Proton M/Breeze M
705,000 kg (1,554,000 lbs), including payload
56.2 m (184 ft)

Launch Date:      
April 16, 2013

Launch Time:     
00:36:00 Baikonur
22:36:00 Moscow (April 15)
11:36:00 Palo Alto (April 15)
18:36:00 GMT (April 15)
14:36:00 EDT (April 15)

Launch Site:       
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
Launch Pad 39

Launch Customer:
Telesat, Ontario, Canada

Satellite Manufacturer:
SSL, California, USA

Launch Vehicle Manufacturer:  
Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center,
Moscow, Russia

Launch Services Provider:
International Launch Services, Virginia, USA

Satellite Use:    
Anik G1 is a commercial communications satellite built by SSL for Telesat. The multi-mission, 55 transponder satellite will be located at 107.3° West longitude. This satellite will double C- and Ku-band capacity over South America from this orbital location, provide additional DTH services in extended Ku-Band and provide military X-band coverage of the Americas and substantial portions of the Pacific Ocean

Satellite Statistics:          
__24 C-band transponders
__28 Ku-band transponders
__3 X-band transponders
__Planned orbital location: 107.3° west longitude
__Anticipated service life: 15 years

Mission Profile:               
The Proton M launch vehicle, utilizing a 5-burn Breeze M mission design, will lift off from Pad 39 at Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, with the Anik G1 satellite on board. The first three stages of the Proton will use a standard ascent profile to place the orbital unit (Breeze M upper stage and the Anik G1 satellite) into a sub-orbital trajectory. From this point in the mission, the Breeze M will perform planned mission maneuvers to advance the orbital unit first to a circular parking orbit, then to an intermediate orbit, followed by a transfer orbit, and finally to a geostationary transfer orbit. Separation of the Anik G1 satellite is scheduled to occur approximately 9 hours, 13 minutes after liftoff.

Target Orbit at Separation:          
Perigee 9,138 km
Apogee: 35,786 km
Inclination: 13.4 degrees

Spacecraft Separation:  
Approximately 9 hours, 13 minutes after liftoff

ILS Mission Statistics:    
_2nd ILS Proton Launch in 2013
_79th ILS Proton Launch Overall
_9th Telesat Satellite Launched on ILS Proton
_26th SSL Satellite Launched on ILS Proton

Live Broadcast:
Live Coverage starting at 14:15 EDT/ 18:15 GMT
Launch is scheduled for 14:36 EDT/ 18:36 GMT
Broadcast concludes no later than 15:15 EDT/ 19:15 GMT

Webcast stream seen can be seen at:

Satellite Test Signals:
Baikonur to Washington Eutelsat 10A will begin at 1300 Eastern
HD test for US/AMC-9 will begin at 1345 Eastern
SD analog test for Canada will begin at 1345 Eastern

In Baikonur and Europe, the Launch Broadcast will be seen on the following (HD):
Uplink Frequency: 14393 MHZ POL X
Downlink Frequency: 11093 MHZ POL Y
HD 1080i 50Hz DVBS2 8PSK 9.875Ms/s FEC 3/4,
P RoF 0.2 (MPEG4/H.264 420 21.503 Mbps)

In the US, the Launch Broadcast will be seen on the following (HD):
AMC-9, transponder C10, channel C10A
83 degrees West
18 mhz.
Uplink Frequency: 6,116.000 Horizontal
Downlink Frequency: 3,891.000 Vertical
1080i QPSK
FEC:  3/4
Symbol rate:  13.333, DVB – S, MPEG2 HD 4:2:0

In Canada, the Launch Broadcast will be seen on the following (SD analog):
Uplink Frequency: 6045.0 Horizontal
Downlink Frequency: 3820.0 Vertical
Audio 6.2 and 6.8

More Information:          
Live streaming will begin approximately 20 minutes before liftoff.  General mission information and launch status updates are available at You can also follow us on Twitter and “like” us on Facebook for mission updates.     

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