SSL-built multi-mission satellite for Telesat begins post-launch maneuvers according to plan

SSL-built multi-mission satellite for Telesat begins post-launch maneuvers 
according to plan 
Following successful April 15 launch, Anik G1 deploys solar arrays and 
continues progress to geostationary orbit 
PALO ALTO, CA, April 16, 2013 /CNW/ - Space Systems/Loral (SSL), a leading 
provider of commercial satellites, today announced that the Anik G1 satellite, 
designed and built for Telesat, one of the world's top satellite operators, 
was launched yesterday and is successfully performing post-launch maneuvers 
according to plan. The satellite deployed its solar arrays on schedule 
following its launch aboard a Proton Breeze M launch vehicle provided by 
International Launch Services (ILS) from the Baikonur Space Center in 
Kazakhstan. The satellite will begin firing its main thruster tomorrow in 
order to start maneuvering into geosynchronous orbit. 
"I would like to thank and congratulate everyone at Telesat, ILS, and SSL who 
contributed to the success of Anik G1," said John Celli, president of SSL. 
"With a legacy of trust and collaboration, our companies share a commitment to 
the highest quality service and the expansion of the world's ability to 
Anik G1 is a multi-mission satellite with three different payloads that will 
provide direct-to-home (DTH) television service in Canada, as well as 
broadband, voice, data, and video services in South America where economic 
growth has driven high demand for satellite services. It is also the first 
commercial satellite with a substantial X-band payload for government 
communications over the Americas and the Pacific Ocean including Hawaii. The 
satellite will be positioned at 107.3 degrees West longitude where it will be 
co-located with Telesat's Anik F1 satellite, doubling both the C-band and 
Ku-band transponders serving South America from the 107.3 degrees West orbital 
"The launch of Anik G1 reflects Telesat's commitment to bringing the most 
advanced satellite services to our customers," said Dan Goldberg, president 
and CEO of Telesat. "Once in service, Anik G1 will provide expansion 
capacity for DTH services over Canada, a new X-band payload for government 
services, and additional C-band and Ku-band capacity for South America, where 
demand continues to grow. The Anik G1 program was a superb team effort between 
Telesat and SSL and we are very pleased that the satellite is on orbit and has 
completed its initial deployments according to plan." 
Anik G1 is based on the highly reliable SSL 1300 space-proven platform, which 
has the flexibility to support a broad range of applications and technology 
advances. The spacecraft is designed to deliver service for 15 years or more. 
With this launch, there are 73 SSL-built satellites currently on orbit. 
About Telesat 
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). 
About SSL 
SSL, a subsidiary of MDA, has a long history of delivering reliable satellites 
and spacecraft systems for commercial and government customers around the 
world. As a leading provider of commercial satellites, the company works 
closely with satellite operators to provide spacecraft for a broad range of 
services including television and radio distribution, digital audio radio, 
broadband Internet, and mobile communications. Billions of people around the 
world depend on SSL satellites every day. For more information, visit 
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solutions to commercial and government organizations worldwide. 
MDA's business is focused on markets and customers with strong repeat business 
potential. In addition, the Company conducts a significant amount of advanced 
technology development. 
MDA's well-established global customer base is served by more than 4,500 
employees operating from 11 offices located in the United States, Canada, and 
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