List of Satellites Approved to Provide Fixed-satellite Services (FSS) in Canada

This table gives a list of Fixed Satellite Service (FSS) satellites that are approved for use in Canada. Canadian satellites are approved by means of a licence issued by Industry Canada. Foreign satellites in this list were approved pursuant to the procedure set out in Industry Canada's Client Procedures Circular-2-6-01 (CPC-2-6-01), Procedure for the Submission of Applications to License Fixed Earth Stations and to Approve the Use of Foreign Fixed Satellite Service (FSS) Satellites in Canada.

Licensed and Approved Canadian Satellites
Satellite Operator Name of Satellite Orbital Position Frequency Bands (GHz) Notes
Downlink Uplink

Note: Satellite not in-service at time of publication of this list.

Telesat Canada DTV-1R, EchoStar 6, Nimiq 5 72.5W/72.7W 12.2-12.7 17.3-17.8 Note 1 — Nimiq 5 not yet in operation
Telesat Canada BSS3 72.5W 17.3-17.8 24.75-25.25 Note 1
Telesat Canada Nimiq 2, DTV-3 (Nimiq 3), Nimiq 4 82W 12.2-12.7 17.3-17.8 this cell is empty 
Bell ExpressVu/Telesat Canada Nimiq 2, Nimiq 4 82W 19.7-20.2 29.5-30.0 this cell is empty 
18.3-18.8 29.25-29.5
17.8-18.3 28.35-28.6
this cell is empty  27.5-28.35
Telesat Canada BSS2 82W 17.3-17.8 24.75-25.25 Note 1
Telesat Canada BSS1 86.5W 17.3-17.8 24.75-25.25 Note 1
Telesat Canada Nimiq 1, DTV-1 (Nimiq 4iR) 91.1W 12.2-12.7 17.3-17.8 this cell is empty 
Ciel Satellite Ciel 3 91W 17.3-17.8 24.75-25.25 Note 1
Ciel Satellite Ciel 3 91W 19.7-20.2 29.5-30.0 Note 1
18.3-18.8 29.25-29.5 this cell is empty 
17.8-18.3 28.35-28.6 this cell is empty 
this cell is empty  27.5-28.35 this cell is empty 
Ciel Satellite Ciel 6 103W 17.3-17.8 24.75-25.25 Note 1
Telesat Canada Anik F1, Anik F1R 107.3W 3.7-4.2 5.925-6.425 this cell is empty 
11.7-12.2 14.0-14.5
10.95-11.2 13.75-14.0
11-45-11.7 this cell is empty 
Ciel Satellite Ciel 7 107.3W 17.3-17.8 24.75-25.25 Note 1
Ciel Satellite Ciel 5 109.2W 19.7-20.2 29.5-30.0 Note 1
18.3-18.8 29.25-29.5 this cell is empty 
17.8-18.3 28.35-28.6 this cell is empty 
this cell is empty  27.5-28.35 this cell is empty 
Telesat Canada Anik F2, WildBlue-1 111.1W 3.7-4.2 5.925-6.425 this cell is empty 
11.7-12.2 14.0-14.5
19.7-20.2 29.5-30.0
18.3-18.8 29.25-29.5
17.8-18.3 28.35-28.6
this cell is empty  27.5-28.35
Telesat Canada XKu-1 111.1W 10.95-11.2 13.75-14.0 Note 1
11-45-11.7 this cell is empty  this cell is empty 
Telesat Canada Anik F3 118.7W 3.7-4.2 5.925 – 6.425 this cell is empty 
11.7-12.2 14.0-14.5
19.7-20.2 29.5-30.0
18.3-18.8 29.25-29.5
17.8-18.3 28.35-28.6
this cell is empty  27.5-28.35
Telesat Canada Ka/BSS1 118.7W 19.7-20.2 29.5-30.0 Note 1
18.3-18.8 29.25-29.5
17.8-18.3 28.35-28.6
this cell is empty  27.5-28.35
17.3-17.8 24.75-25.25
Ciel Satellite EchoStar 5, Ciel 2 129W 12.2-12.7 17.3-17.8 Note 1 — Ciel 2 not yet in operation
Ciel Satellite Ciel 4 138W 12.2-12.7 17.3-17.8 Note 1
95W CanSatCo BLUSKY1 95W 17.3-17.8 24.75-25.25 Note 1
FreeHD BLUSKY2 95.5W 12.2-12.7 14.0-14.5 Note 1

 

Foreign Satellites
Name of Satellite Network Orbital Position (degrees West) Frequency Bands (GHz)
Commercial ITU Filing Downlink Uplink
AMAZONAS-1 B-SAT-Q and SBTS-B3 61 3.7 - 4.2  5.925 - 6.425
11.45 - 11.7 13.75 - 14.0
11.7 - 12.2 14.0 0 14.5
AMAZONAS-2 B-SAT-Q 61 10.95 - 11.2 13.75 - 14.0
11.7 - 12.2 14.0 - 14.5
AMC-1 USASAT-24F 103 3.7 - 4.2 5.925 - 6.425
11.7 - 12.2 14.0 - 14.5
AMC-5 USASAT-24W 79 11.7 - 12.2 14.0 - 14.5
AMC-6 USASAT-35W 72 3.7 - 4.2 5.925 - 6.425
11.7 - 12.2 14.0 - 14.5
AMC-7 USASAT-22G/22J 137 3.7 - 4.2 5.925 - 6.425
AMC-8 USASAT-22I 139 3.7 - 4.2 5.925 - 6.425
AMC-9 USASAT-24V and
USASAT-35R
83 3.7 - 4.2 5.925 - 6.425
11.7 - 12.2 14.0 - 14.5
AMC-10 USASAT-21A and
USASAT-22K
135 3.7 - 4.2 5.925 - 6.425
AMC-11 USASAT-22H and
USASAT-35A
131 3.7 - 4.2 5.925 - 6.425
AMC-12 USASAT-25A 37.5 3.7 - 4.2 5.925 - 6.425
AMC-15 USASAT-23H and
USASAT-35G and
USASAT-31K
105 11.7- 12.2
18.6 - 18.8
19.7 - 20.2
14.0 - 14.5
29.5 - 30
AMC-16 USASAT-24U, USASAT-35Q and USASAT-31U 85 11.7- 12.2, 18.6 - 18.8, 19.7 - 20.2 14.0 - 14.5, 28.4 - 28.6, 29.5 - 30.0
AMC-18 GIBSAT A1 104.95 3.7 - 4.2 5.925 - 6.425
AMC-21 AM-SAT-125W 125 11.7 - 12.2 14.0 - 14.5
Atlantic Bird 1 EUTELSAT 3-12.5W 12.5 10.95 - 11.2 this cell is empty 
11.45 - 11.7 this cell is empty 
this cell is empty  14.0 - 14.5
Atlantic Bird 2 VIDEOSAT-6 8 10.95 - 11.2 13.75 - 14.0
11.45 - 11.7 14.25 - 14.5
Atlantic Bird 3 VIDEOSAT-7 5 11.45 - 11.7 13.75 - 14.5
C3 USASAT-22H 131 3.7 - 4.2 5.925 - 6.425
C4 USASAT-21A 135 3.7 - 4.2 5.925 - 6.425
EchoStar 9 USASAT-23G 121° 11.7 - 12.2 14.0 - 14.5
Galaxy 3C USASAT-35L 95 3.7 - 4.2 5.925 - 6.425
11.7 - 12.2 14.0 - 14.5
Galaxy 12 USASAT-22A 133 3.7 - 4.2 5.925 - 6.425
Galaxy 13 USASAT-35C 127 3.7 - 4.2 5.925 - 6.425
Galaxy 14 USASAT-22B and
USASAT-35D
125 3.7 - 4.2 5.925 - 6.425
Galaxy 15 USASAT-22A and
USASAT-35Y
133 3.7 - 4.2 5.925 - 6.425
Galaxy 16 USASAT-24J and USASAT-35J 99 3.7 - 4.2
11.7- 12.2
19.7 - 20.2
5.925 - 6.425
14.0 - 14.5
Galaxy 17 USASAT-24K
USASAT-35N
91 3.7 - 4.2 5.925 - 6.425
11.7 - 12.2 14.0 - 14.5
Galaxy 18 USASAT-24P 123 3.7 - 4.2 5.925 - 6.425
11.7 - 12.2 14.0 - 14.5
Galaxy 19 USASAT-24D
and
USASAT-35K
97 3.7 - 4.2 5.925 - 6.425
11.7 - 12.2 14.0 - 14.5
Galaxy 23 PACSTAR-L4 239E 121 3.7 - 4.2 5.925 - 6.425
Galaxy 25 USASAT-24S
and
USASAT-35M
93.1 3.7 - 4.2 5.925 - 6.425
11.7 - 12.2 14.0 - 14.5
Galaxy 27 USASAT-24N 231E 129 3.7 - 4.2 5.925 - 6.425
11.7 - 12.2 14.0 - 14.5
Galaxy 28 USASAT-24E
and
USASAT-31S
271E
89 3.7 - 4.2 5.925 - 6.425
11.7 - 12.2 14.0 - 14.5
19.7 - 20.2 29.5 - 30
EutelSat-172A USASAT-14K
and
USASAT-60A
188 3.7 - 4.2  5.925 - 6.425
10.95 - 11.2 14.0 - 14.5
11.45 - 11.7 this cell is empty 
GSTAR-4 USASAT-23H 105 11.7 - 12.2 14.0 - 14.5
HISPASAT 1C HISPASAT 2C3 Ku 30 11.95 - 12.2 13.75 - 14.0
HISPASAT 1D HISPASAT 2C3Ku/ HISPASAT 2DKu 30 11.45 - 11.7 13.75 - 14.0
11.7 - 12.2 14.0 - 14.5
Horizons I N-SAT-127W 127 11.7 - 12.2 14.0 - 14.5
Horizons 2 USASAT-15B
USASAT-35V
74 11.7 - 12.2 14.0 - 14.5
Intelsat 1R USASAT-13I
AND 13I-2
45 3.7 - 4.2 5.925 - 6.425
10.95 - 11.2 13.75 - 14.0
11.45 - 11.95 14.0 - 14.5
Intelsat 3R USASAT-25C/26C 43 this cell is empty  5.925 - 6.425
this cell is empty  14.0 - 14.5
Intelsat 11 USASAT-25C 43.1 3.7 - 4.2 5.925 - 6.425
Intelsat 14 USASAT-60I 45 3.7 - 4.2 5.925 - 6.425
11.45 - 11.95 14.0 - 14.5
Intelsat 19 USASAT-14H
USASAT-60B
194 3.7 - 4.2 5.925 - 6.425
12.25 - 12.75 14.0 - 14.5
Intelsat 21 USASAT-25G
USASAT-26G
USASAT-26G-3
58.1 3.7 - 4.2 5.925 - 6.425
11.45 - 11.7 14.0 - 14.25
11.95 - 12.2 this cell is empty 
Intelsat 23 INTELSAT IBS 307E
INTELSAT8 307E
INTELSAT9 307E
53 3.7 - 4.2 5.925 - 6.425
Intelsat 25 INTELSAT9
USASAT 55K
USASAT 60P
31.5 3.5 - 4.2 5.845 - 6.645
INTELSAT 603 INTELSAT6 340E 20 3.7 - 4.2 5.925 - 6.425
10.95 - 11.2 this cell is empty 
11.45 - 11.7 this cell is empty 
this cell is empty  14.0 - 14.5
INTELSAT 701 INTELSAT7 180E 180 3.7 - 4.2 5.925 - 6.425
10.95 - 11.2 this cell is empty 
11.45 - 11.7 this cell is empty 
11.7 - 12.2 14.0 - 14.5
INTELSAT 705 INTELSAT7 310E 50 3.7 - 4.2 5.925 - 6.425
10.95 - 11.2 this cell is empty 
11.45 - 11.7 this cell is empty 
11.7 - 12.2 14.0 - 14.5
INTELSAT 707 INTELSAT7 307E 53 3.7 - 4.2 5.925 - 6.425
10.95 - 11.2 this cell is empty 
11.45 - 11.7 this cell is empty 
INTELSAT 9 USASAT-25G 58 3.7-4.2 5.925-6.425
USASAT-26G 11.45-12.2 14.0-14.5
USASAT-26G3 this cell is empty  this cell is empty 
INTELSAT 801 INTELSAT8 328.5E 31.5 3.7 - 4.2 5.925 - 6.425
10.95 - 11.2 this cell is empty 
11.45 - 11.7 this cell is empty 
11.7 - 12.2 14.0 - 14.5
INTELSAT 805 INTELSAT8 304.5E 55.5 3.4 - 4.2 5.925 - 6.425
this cell is empty  14.0 - 14.5
INTELSAT 901 INTELSAT8 342E 18 3.7 - 4.2 5.925 - 6.425
10.95 - 11.2 this cell is empty 
11.45 - 11.7 this cell is empty 
this cell is empty  14.0 - 14.5
INTELSAT 903 INTELSAT8 325.5E 34.5 3.7 - 4.2 5.925 - 6.425
10.95 - 11.2 this cell is empty 
11.45 - 11.7 this cell is empty 
this cell is empty  14.0 - 14.5
INTELSAT 905 INTELSAT8 335.5E 24.5 3.7 - 4.2 5.925 - 6.425
10.95 - 11.2 this cell is empty 
11.45 - 11.7 this cell is empty 
this cell is empty  14.0 - 14.5
INTELSAT 907 INTELSAT8 332.5E 27.5 3.7 - 4.2 5.925 - 6.425
10.95 - 11.2 this cell is empty 
11.45 - 11.7 this cell is empty 
this cell is empty  14.0 - 14.5
IS-18 INTELSAT5 PAC3
INTELSAT7 180E
180°W.L 3.700 - 4.200 5.925 – 6.425
10.95-11.2
14.0-14.5
11.45-11.7 this cell is empty 
IS-1002 INTELSAT10
359E
1 3.625 - 3.650 5.80 - 5.925
3.650 - 3.700 5.925 - 6.425
3.7 - 4.2 13.75 - 14.0
10.95 - 11.2 this cell is empty 
11.45 - 11.7 14.0 - 14.5
IS-IR
Intelsat 1R
Galaxy 1R
INTELSAT7 310E
INTELSAT10 310E
50 3.7-4.2 5.925-6.425
this cell is empty  this cell is empty 
10.95-11.2 13.75-14.0
11.45-11.95 14.0-14.5
NSS-7 NSS-31 20 3.625-4.2 5.850-6.425
11.7-12.2 14.2-14.5
NSS-9 NSS-19 177 3.625 - 4.2 5.850 - 6.425
NSS 513 INTELSAT5
183E
177 3.7 - 4.2 5.925 - 6.425
11.45 - 11.7 14.0 - 14.5
NSS 703 GIBSAT-8B 47.05 3.7-4.2 5.925-6.425
10.95-11.2

14.0-14.5
11.45-11.7 this cell is empty 
11.7-11.95 this cell is empty 
NSS-806 NSS-806 47.5°W 3.625-3.700 5.850-5.925
3.7-4.2 5.925-6.425
11.7-12.2 14.0-14.5
NSS K INTELSAT K 338.5E 21.5 11.45 - 11.95 14.0 - 14.5
SATMEX 5 MORELOS II 116.8 3.7 - 4.2 5.925 - 6.425
11.7 - 12.2 14.0 - 14.5
SATMEX 5 MEXSAT-114.9 C-KU
CANSAT-17
114.9°W 3.7-4.2 5.925-6.425
11.7-12.2 14.0-14.5
SATMEX 6 SATMEX 7 113 3.7 - 4.2 5.925 - 6.425
11.7 - 12.2 14.0 - 14.5
SATMEX 8 SATMEX 8 116.8°W 3.7-4.2 5.925-6.425
11.7-12.2 14.0-14.5
SES-1 USASAT-7D,
USASAT-35I
101 3.7 - 4.2 5.925 - 6.425
11.7 - 12.2 14.0 - 14.5
SES-2 USASAT-24T
USASAT-35P
87 3.7 - 4.2 5.925 - 6.425
11.7 - 12.2 14.0 - 14.5
SES-4 NSS-16 22 3.7 - 4.2 5.925 - 6.425
3.625 - 3.65 5.850 - 5.925
3.65 - 3.7 this cell is empty 
11.7 - 12.2 14.0 - 14.5
10.95 - 11.2 13.75 - 14.0
11.4 5 - 11.7
12.5 - 12.7
12.7 - 12.75
SES-6 NSS–18,
NSS–35,
NSS–57,
NSS–G3–9
40.5W 3.625 – 3.7 5.850 – 5.925
3.7 – 4.2 5.925 – 6.425
10.95 – 11.2 13.75 – 14
11.45 – 11.7
11.7 – 12.2 14 – 14.5
SN-4 USASAT-14K 188 11.7 - 12.2 14.0 - 14.5
SOLIDARIDAD II SOLIDARIDAD II 113 3.7 - 4.2 5.925 - 6.425
11.7 - 12.2 14.0 - 14.5
Spaceway USASAT-31N 99 19.7 - 20.2 29.5 - 30.0
USASAT-31M 101 19.7 - 20.2 29.5 - 30.0
USASAT-31L 103 19.7 - 20.2 29.5 - 30.0
Spaceway-3 USASAT-70O 95 19.7 - 20.2
29.5 - 30.0
EchoStar XVII UKSAT-14 107.1 18.3-18.8 28.35-28.6
18.8-19.3 28.6 -29.1
19.7-20.2 29.25-29.5
this cell is empty  29.5 -30.0
Telstar 11 USASAT-26A 37.5 11.7 - 12.2 14.0 - 14.5
Telstar 11N USASAT-26A 37.55 11.7 - 12.2 14.0 - 14.5
11.5 - 11.7
11.0 - 11.2 13.8 - 14.0
Telstar 12 USASAT-14L 15 3.7 - 4.2 5.925 - 6.425
11.7 - 12.2 14.0 - 14.5
Estrela do Sul 2 (EDS-2) B-SAT1 63°W.L. 11.7-12.2 14.0-14.5
Telstar 14R 11.45 - 11.7 13.75 - 14.0
ViaSat-1 IOMSAT-11A 115.1 18.3-19.3 28.1-28.35
19.7-20.2 28.35-28.6
this cell is empty  28.6-29.1
this cell is empty  29.5-30.0

 

Conditions

  1. Foreign satellite networks that have been successfully coordinated with Canada but not yet notified with the ITU are approved for use on a no-protection, non-interference basis with respect to other foreign satellite networks for which international coordination has not been completed.
  2. The rules for use of foreign satellite networks for the transmission of Direct-to-Home (DTH) broadcasting services in Canada are set out in Annex C, Statement on the Utilization of Fixed Satellite Service Facilities for Broadcasting Services, of Industry Canada's Radio Systems Policy, Policy Framework for the Provision of Fixed Satellite Services (RP-008).
  3. Use of the bands by Canadian and foreign fixed-satellite networks and Canadian earth stations is also subject to the provisions contained in the relevant Industry Canada spectrum utilization or radio systems policies.
  4. In the band 13.75-14.0 GHz, an FSS earth station shall have a minimum antenna diameter of 1.2 m and operate under the restrictions prescribed in the ITU ITU Radio Regulations.
  5. Use of the band 3625-3650 MHz for fixed-satellite services is described in the policy and licensing procedures for the 3500 MHz band (Reference Notice No. DGRB-003-03 — Policy and Licensing Procedures for the Auction of Spectrum Licences in the 2300 MHz and 3500 MHz Bands) which limits the authorization of new FSS earth stations in the band 3500-3650 MHz to large antenna applications such as gateways located in remote areas outside urban centres. Furthermore, the licensing of any new FSS receive earth stations in the band 3500-3650 MHz is subject to successful prior coordination with holders of FWA spectrum licenses, in accordance with domestic footnote C20 (CAN-03).
  6. In the band 3650-3700 MHz, the Department will limit the authorization of new FSS earth stations to large antenna applications, such as gateways located in remote areas outside of urban centres. Any future FSS earth stations in this band will be authorized on a secondary basis so as not to constrain the implementation of wireless broadband services.
  7. Use of the band 5850-5925 MHz by the FSS service shall be in accordance with Canadian footnote C39C (CAN-05) which gives priority to the use of fixed and mobile services in the band and limits the use of the fixed-satellite service to applications which pose minimal constraints on the deployment of fixed and mobile systems. Further, radiocommunication services operating within the band 5725-5875 MHz must accept harmful interference which may be caused by industrial, scientific and medical (ISM) applications.
  8. The band 27.35-28.35 GHz is being licensed for Local Multipoint Communication Systems (LMCS) in the fixed service, which will be given priority over fixed-satellite service systems sharing this spectrum on a co-primary basis. Use of this band shall be in accordance with Footnote C47A of the Canadian Table of Frequency Allocations, which limits fixed-satellite service implementation to applications that will pose minimal constraints upon the deployment of fixed service systems, such as a small number of earth stations with large antennas for feeder links.
  9. In the bands 18.3-19.3 GHz, 28.35-29.1 GHz and 29.25-29.5 GHz, use of the fixed-satellite service has priority over use of the fixed service. However, in accordance with footnotes C16E and C16F of the Canadian Table of Frequency Allocations, domestic implementation of fixed-satellite service in the bands 18.8-19.3 GHz and 28.6-29.1 GHz will be governed by spectrum utilization policies to be developed. These policies will take regional developments into consideration in the designation and authorization of spectrum for particular systems and technologies.
  10. In Canada, the use of the bands 12.2-12.7 GHz and 12.7-12.75 GHz is approved on a no-protection basis to communicate with receive-only earth stations. These radio frequencies shall not be used to provide broadcasting satellite services.