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ILS Proton to Launch Anik F3.

International Launch Services (ILS):

Payload:                    Anik F3
                            Eurostar E3000 platform
                            Separated mass: approx. 4,640 kg
                             (10,229 lbs)

Launch Vehicle:             Proton M/Breeze M
                            Weight at liftoff: 691,272 kg (1.5 million
                             lbs), including payload
                            Height: 57.2 m (186.6 ft)

Launch Time:                04:54 April 10 Baikonur
                            22:54 April 9 GMT
                            18:54 April 9 EDT

Launch Site:                Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
                            Launch Pad 39

End User:                   Telesat Canada, Ottawa, Ontario

Satellite Manufacturer:     EADS Astrium, Toulouse, France

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

Launch Services
Provider:                   International Launch Services (ILS),
                             McLean, Va.

Satellite Use:              Multipurpose communications satellite with
                            payloads in Ku-, C- and Ka-band. The Ku-
                            and C-bands will carry a wide range of
                            broadcasting, telecommunications, business
                            and Internet-based services throughout
                            North America.  The small Ka-band payload
                            will supplement services now carried on
                            Anik F2.

Satellite Statistics:       -- 32 active Ku-band transponders
                            -- 24 active C-band transponders
                            -- 2 active channels at Ka-band
                            -- Orbital location: 118.7 degrees West
                               longitude
                            -- Anticipated service life of 15 years

Mission Profile:            The Proton launch vehicle will inject the
                            satellite into geosynchronous transfer
                            orbit, using a five-burn Breeze M mission
                            design. The first three stages of the
                            Proton will use a standard ascent
                            trajectory to place the Breeze M fourth
                            stage, with the satellite, into a
                            suborbital trajectory, from which the
                            Breeze M will place itself and the
                            spacecraft into a circular reference, or
                            parking, orbit of 173 km (107.5 miles),
                            inclined at 51.5 degrees. Then the
                            satellite will be propelled to its
                            transfer orbit by additional burns of the
                            Breeze M.  Following separation from the
                            Breeze M, the spacecraft will perform a
                            series of liquid apogee engine burns to
                            raise perigee, lower inclination and
                            circularize the orbit at the geostationary
                            altitude of 35,786 km (22,236 miles).

Target Orbit
at Separation:              Apogee: 35,786 km (22,236 miles)
                            Perigee:  3,200 km (1,988 miles)
                            Inclination: 11 degrees

Spacecraft Separation:      Approximately 9 hours, 11 minutes after
                             liftoff

ILS Mission Statistics:     -- 4th ILS launch for Telesat Canada on
                               Proton
                            -- 1st ILS mission for 2007
                            -- 1st Proton mission this year
                            -- 40th ILS mission on Proton
                            -- 6th Proton launch of Eurostar 3000 bus
                            -- 325th Proton launch
Live Broadcast
in North America:           Intelsat IA-6, transponder 11, C-band, 93
                            degrees West, downlink 3920 MHz
                            (vertical), analog NTSC
                            Test signals start at 6 p.m. EDT

Live Broadcast
in Europe:                  New Skies NSS-7, transponder WHL4/EUH3
                            CH1, Ku-band, 338 degrees West
                            downlink 11098.9 MHz (horizontal), digital
                            PAL symbol rate 6.1113, fec:  3/4
                            Test signals start at 22:00 GMT

More Information:           Live webcast and general mission
                            information are available on the ILS web
                            site at www.ilslaunch.com.  Launch status
                            updates are available on the ILS U.S.
                            domestic Launch Hotline at 1-800-852-4980.
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