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History: Canada’s satellite lead April 20, 1973

In the 1970’s Canada set up the world’s first geostationary (geosynchronous) non-military domestic communications satellites. On November 9, 1972, Anik-A-I was sent into orbit and on this date April 20, 1973, the 600kg Anik-A-II was sent aloft to join it. »