Telesat Successfully Launches Anik G1 Satellite

Multi-mission satellite to support DTH services for Shaw Direct in Canada, 
X-band services in the Americas and Pacific Ocean Region, and C-band and 
Ku-band services in South America 
BAIKONUR SPACE CENTER, Kazakhstan, April 16, 2013 /CNW/ - Telesat, a leading 
global fixed satellite services operator, announced today that an ILS Proton 
rocket has successfully launched Telesat's powerful Anik G1 satellite. Anik G1 
will be located at 107.3 degrees West providing a range of communications 
services, including direct-to-home (DTH) video for Canada, X-band for 
government applications in the Americas and Pacific Ocean Region, and C-band 
and Ku-band services in South America. 
The newest addition to Telesat's global fleet, Anik G1 carries 16 extended 
Ku-band transponders fully contracted to Shaw Direct for 15 years. Shaw Direct 
currently uses Telesat's Anik F1R satellite at 107.3 West for its Canadian DTH 
services and the addition of Anik G1 at the same orbital location will enable 
Shaw Direct to seamlessly add over 100 HD channels for their subscribers. Anik 
G1 also has three X-band transponders that are fully contracted to Astrium 
Services for 15 years to support government applications across the Americas 
and much of the Pacific Ocean, including Hawaii. In addition, Anik G1 will 
bring new capacity to meet the growing demand for satellite communications 
services in South America. It will be co-located with Telesat's Anik F1 
satellite at 107.3 West where it will effectively double both the C-band and 
Ku-band transponders serving South America from this orbital location. 
"Anik G1 will add meaningful incremental capacity to Telesat's fleet that will 
contribute to our anticipated growth in 2013 and beyond," said Dan Goldberg, 
President and CEO of Telesat. "We are pleased that a significant portion of 
Anik G1's capacity is pre-sold for 15 years to blue chip customers like Shaw 
Direct and Astrium Services. We look forward to delivering to them the 
outstanding quality and reliability they have come to expect from Telesat and 
to expanding the C-band and Ku-band services we provide to the rapidly growing 
South American market." 
Telesat's Newest Satellite
Anik G1 was launched on an ILS Proton Breeze M rocket from the Baikonur Space 
Center in the Republic of Kazakhstan today at 12:36 a.m. local time. The 
satellite separated from the upper stage of the rocket and its signal was 
acquired by Telesat's tracking station in Gnangara, Australia (near Perth) 
shortly after spacecraft separation, about nine hours after liftoff. 
The ILS Proton Breeze M was built by Russia's Khrunichev State Research and 
Production Space Center and International Launch Services provided mission 
management. 
Anik G1 was manufactured by Space Systems/Loral (SSL) and is based on SSL's 
highly reliable 1300 platform. The satellite has a mass of approximately 4900 
kg and an expected 15 year mission life. Anik G1 will enter into commercial 
service after it has successfully completed orbit raising and comprehensive 
in-orbit testing. 
About Telesat (www.telesat.com)
Telesat is a leading global fixed satellite services operator providing 
reliable and secure satellite-delivered communications solutions worldwide to 
broadcast, telecom, corporate and government customers. Headquartered in 
Ottawa, Canada, with offices and facilities around the world, the company's 
state-of-the-art fleet will grow to 14 satellites once Anik G1 is brought into 
service. The fleet today consists of 13 satellites plus the Canadian Ka-band 
payload on ViaSat-1. Telesat also manages the operations of additional 
satellites for third parties. Privately held, Telesat's principal shareholders 
are Canada's Public Sector Pension Investment Board and Loral Space & 
Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: LORL). 
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and are ''forward-looking statements'' within the meaning of the Private 
Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. When used in this news release, the 
words "expect", "will", "look forward to" or other variations of these words 
or other similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking 
statements and information. Actual results may differ materially from the 
expectations expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements as a 
result of known and unknown risks and uncertainties. Detailed information 
about some of the known risks and uncertainties is included in the "Risk 
Factors" section of Telesat Canada's Annual Report on Form 20-F for the fiscal 
year ended December 31, 2012 filed with the United States Securities and 
Exchange Commission (SEC) on February 21, 2013 and amended on February 26, 
2013. These filings can be obtained on the SEC's website at 
http://www.sec.gov. Known risks and uncertainties include but are not limited 
to: risks associated with operating satellites and providing satellite 
services, including satellite construction or launch delays, launch failures, 
in-orbit failures or impaired satellite performance, volatility in exchange 
rates and risks associated with domestic and foreign government regulation. 
The foregoing list of important factors is not exhaustive. The information 
contained in this news release reflects Telesat's beliefs, assumptions, 
intentions, plans and expectations as of the date of this news release. Except 
as required by law, Telesat disclaims any obligation or undertaking to update 
or revise the information 
herein. 
Gerry Nagler, Telesat +1 908 470-4907 (gnagler@telesat.com) 
SOURCE: Telesat Canada 
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