Because of the success of the Hermes program and under an arrangement between Telesat Canada and the federal government, the next satellite commissioned by Telesat-Anik B-was equipped with 4 experimental 14/12 GHz transponders in addition to 12 commercial radio frequency channels in the 6/4 GHz band used by the earlier Anik A satellites. Spacecraft construction was awarded to RCA Astro-Electronics Division.
"Historical Development: Anik B Hybrid Systems,"
Online Journal of Space Communication: Vol. 2
, Article 7.
Available at: https://ohioopen.library.ohio.edu/spacejournal/vol2/iss4/7
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