List of foreign satellites approved to provide fixed-satellite services (FSS) in Canada

The list of Canadian satellites is found in the table Authorized and approved Canadian satellites.

This table gives a list of foreign Fixed Satellite Service (FSS) satellites that are approved for use in 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 Satellites in Canada.

Foreign fixed satellite service (FSS)
Name of satellite network Orbital position (degrees West) Frequency bands (GHz)
Commercial ITU filing Downlink Uplink
ABS3A INTERSPUTNIK-3W
INTERSPUTNIK-3W-CK
INTERSPUTNIK-3W-Q
3 3.745-4.065
10.99-11.15
5.970-6.290
14.04-14.20
AMAZONAS-2 B-SAT-Q 61 10.95 - 11.2
11.7 - 12.2
13.75 - 14.0
14.0 - 14.5
AMAZONAS-3 B-SAT-Q 61
  • 11.954-11.978
  • 11.982-11.990
  • 11.994-12.018
  • 12.022-12.030
  • 12.034-12.058
  • 12.062-12.070
  • vide
  • 12.074-12.098
  • 12.104-12.110
  • 12.114-12.150
  • 12.154-12.176
  • 11.711-11.738
  • 11.742-11.765
  • 11.772-11.778
  • 13.762-13.790
  • 13.794-13.798
  • 13.802-13.830
  • 13.834-13.838
  • 13.842-13.870
  • 13.874-13.878
  • 13.882-13.910
  • 13.914-13.918
  • 13.922-13.950
  • 13.954-13.958
  • 13.962-13.990
  • 14.016-14.038
  • 14.042-14.052
  • 14.077-14.078
  • 14.082-14.113
AMC-1 USASAT-24F 103 3.7 - 4.2
11.7 - 12.2
5.925 - 6.425
14.0 - 14.5
AMC-6 USASAT-24V
USASAT-35R
LUX-G8-44
83 3.7 - 4.2
11.45 - 12.2
5.925 - 6.425
13.75 - 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-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
28.4-28.6
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
ARSAT-2 P-P-SAT-1 81 3.7 - 4.2
11.7 - 12.2
5.925 - 6.425
14.0 - 14.5
Atlantic Bird 3 VIDEOSAT-7 5 11.45 - 11.7 13.75 - 14.5
E115WB CANSAT17
MEXSAT114.9
C-KU
114.9 3.7 - 4.2
11.7 - 12.2
5.925 - 6.425
14.0 - 14.5
EchoStar 9 USASAT-23G 121 11.7 - 12.2 14.0 - 14.5
EUTELSAT 174A KYPROS-ACHILLEAS 186 3.7 – 4.2 5.925 – 6.425
EUTELSAT 8WB VIDEOSAT-6
F-SAT-N-E-8W
8 3.7 – 4.2
10.95 – 11.2
11.45 – 11.7
5.925 – 6.425
13.75 – 14.5
EUTELSAT 12WB EUTELSAT 3-12.5W
F-SAT-N-E-12.5W
EUTELSAT EXB-12.5W
12.5 10.95 – 11.2
11.2 – 11.45
11.45 – 11.7
13.75 – 14.0
14.25 – 14.5
Galaxy 3C USASAT-35L 95 3.7 - 4.2
11.7 - 12.2
5.925 - 6.425
14.0 - 14.5
Galaxy 13 /
Horizons I
USASAT-35C
N-SAT-127W
127 3.7 - 4.2
11.7 - 12.2
5.925 - 6.425
14.0 - 14.5
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 and
USASAT-35N
91 3.7 - 4.2
11.7 - 12.2
5.925 - 6.425
14.0 - 14.5
Galaxy 18 USASAT-24P 123 3.7 - 4.2
11.7 - 12.2
5.925 - 6.425
14.0 - 14.5
Galaxy 19 USASAT-24D and
USASAT-35K
97 3.7 - 4.2
11.7 - 12.2
5.925 - 6.425
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
11.7 - 12.2
5.925 - 6.425
14.0 - 14.5
Galaxy 28 USASAT-24E and
USASAT-31S 271E
89 3.7 - 4.2
11.7 - 12.2
19.7 - 20.2
5.925 - 6.425
14.0 - 14.5
29.5 - 30
EutelSat-172A USASAT-14K and
USASAT-60A
188 3.7 - 4.2 
10.95 - 11.2
11.45 - 11.7
5.925 - 6.425
14.0 - 14.5
vide 
GSTAR-4 USASAT-23H 105 11.7 - 12.2 14.0 - 14.5
HISPASAT 1D HISPASAT 2C3Ku/ HISPASAT 2DKu 30 11.45 - 11.7
11.7 - 12.2
13.75 - 14.0
14.0 - 14.5
HISPASAT 1E HISPASAT 2C3KU 30
  • 11.957-11.990
  • 11.997-12.030
  • 12.037-12.070
  • 12.077-12.110
  • 13.757-13.790
  • 13.797-13.830
  • 13.837-13.870
  • 13.877-13.910
HISPASAT 30W-6 HISPASAT-1E-M
HISPASAT-2D KU
HISPASAT-2C3 KU
30W 4.5055-4.7995
11.202-11.438
11.713-11.942
12.114-12.190
11.468-11.684
11.706-11.942
6.728-7.022
13.002-13.238
13.914-13.990
14.013-14.484
Inmarsat-5 F2 INMARSAT-KA 55W 55 17.7 - 20.2 27.5 - 30
Inmarsat-5 F3 INMARSAT-KA 180E 180 17.7 - 20.2 27.5 - 30
Intelsat 1-R INTELSAT7 310E
INTELSAT10 310E
50 3.7 - 4.2
vide
10.95-11.2
11.45 - 11.95
5.925 - 6.425 vide
13.75 - 14.0
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
11.45 - 11.95
5.925 - 6.425
14.0 - 14.5
Intelsat 19 USASAT-14H
USASAT-60B
194 3.7 - 4.2
12.25 - 12.75
5.925 - 6.425
14.0 - 14.5
Intelsat 21 USASAT-25G
USASAT-26G
USASAT-26G-3
58.1 3.7 - 4.2
11.45 - 11.7
11.95 - 12.2
5.925 - 6.425
14.0 - 14.25
vide 
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 30e USASAT-60F
USASAT-60U
95W 3.500-3.700
6.425-6.725
Intelsat 31 USASAT-60F
USASAT-60U
95W 3.500 - 3.700 6.425 - 6.725
Intelsat 32e USASAT-55F
USASAT-55E
USASAT-60S
43.1W 11.45 - 12.2 GHz 13.75 - 14.5
Intelsat 35e INTELSAT7 325.5E 34.5W 3.625-4.200
10.95-11.2
11.45-11.7
5.850-6.425
14.0-14.5
INTELSAT 901 INTELSAT8 342E 18 3.7 - 4.2
10.95 - 11.2
11.45 - 11.7
5.925 - 6.425
vide
vide 
vide  14.0 - 14.5
INTELSAT 903 INTELSAT8 325.5E 34.5 3.7 - 4.2
10.95 - 11.2
11.45 - 11.7
vide
 
5.925 - 6.425
vide
 vide
14.0 - 14.5
INTELSAT 905 INTELSAT8 335.5E 24.5 3.7 - 4.2
10.95 - 11.2
11.45 - 11.7
vide 
5.925 - 6.425
vide
vide
14.0 - 14.5
INTELSAT 907 INTELSAT8 332.5E 27.5 3.7 - 4.2
10.95 - 11.2
11.45 - 11.7
vide 
5.925 - 6.425
vide
vide
14.0 - 14.5
IS-18 INTELSAT5 PAC3
INTELSAT7 180E
180 3.700 - 4.200
10.95 - 11.2
11.45 - 11.7
5.925 – 6.425
14.0 - 14.5
vide
 
IS-1R

INTELSAT5A 157E
INTELSAT6  157E
INTELSAT7  157E
INTELSAT8  157E

203

10.95-11.2
11.45-11.7

14.0-14.5

IS-30 USASAT-60F
USASAT-60U
95 3.5-3.7 6.425 - 6.725
IS-34 Intelsat7-304.5E

USASAT-55U
55.5 3.7 - 4.2
11.45.-11.7
5.925 - 6.425
14.0 - 14.25
IS-37e INTELSAT7 342E
INTELSAT8 342E
INTELSAT9 342E
UKFSS-18W
18W 3.87505-4.08595
4.10625-4.18965
11.21565-11.43435
11.77295-11.93705
6.09475-6.3213
6.33695-6.41245
13.138-13.2396
13.76565-13.98435
14.1302-14.2396
IS-1002 INTELSAT10
359E
1 3.625 - 3.650
3.650 - 3.700
3.7 - 4.2
10.95 - 11.2
11.45 - 11.7
5.80 - 5.925
5.925 - 6.425
13.75 - 14.0
vide
14.0 - 14.5
Jupiter-2 RAGGIANA-5 97.1 18.3 - 19.3
19.7 - 20.2
27.85 - 29.1
29.25 - 30.0
NSS-7 NSS-31 20 3.625 - 4.2
11.7 - 12.2
5.850 - 6.425
14.2 - 14.5
NSS-9 NSS-19 177 3.625 - 4.2 5.850 - 6.425
NSS-806 NSS-G3-8 47.5 3.625 - 3.700
3.7 - 4.2
11.7 - 11.95
5.850 - 5.925
5.925 - 6.425
14.0 - 14.25
NSS K INTELSAT K 338.5E 21.5 11.45 - 11.95 14.0 - 14.5
O3b O3B-A NGSO 17.8 - 18.3
18.3 - 18.6
18.8 - 19.3
27.6 - 28.4
28.6 - 29.1
SATMEX 5 MORELOS II 116.8 3.7 - 4.2
11.7 - 12.2
5.925 - 6.425
14.0 - 14.5
SATMEX 5 MEXSAT-114.9 C-KU
CANSAT-17
114.9 3.7 - 4.2
11.7 - 12.2
5.925 - 6.425
14.0 - 14.5
SATMEX 6 SATMEX 7 113 3.7 - 4.2
11.7 - 12.2
5.925 - 6.425
14.0 - 14.5
SATMEX 8 SATMEX 8 116.8 3.7 - 4.2
11.7-12.2
5.925 - 6.425
14.0-14.5
SES-1 USASAT-7D,
USASAT-35I
101 3.7 - 4.2
11.7 - 12.2
5.925 - 6.425
14.0 - 14.5
SES-2 USASAT-24T
USASAT-35P
87 3.7 - 4.2
11.7 - 12.2
5.925 - 6.425
14.0 - 14.5
SES-3 USASAT-35H 103 3.700-3.701
3.702-4.198
4.199-4.200
11.701-12.1985
5.927-6.424
14.001-14.499
SES-4 NSS-16 22 3.7 - 4.2
3.625 - 3.65
3.65 - 3.7
11.7 - 12.21
0.95 - 11.2
11.4 5 - 11.7
12.5 - 12.7
12.7 - 12.75
5.925 - 6.425
5.850 - 5.925
vide 
14.0 - 14.5
13.75 - 14.0
SES-6 NSS–18,
NSS–35,
NSS–57,
NSS–G3–9
40.5 3.625 – 3.7
3.7 – 4.2
10.95 – 11.2
11.45 – 11.7
11.7 – 12.2
5.850 – 5.925
5.925 – 6.425
13.75 – 14
14 – 14.5
SES-11 USASAT-35G
GIBSAT A1
104.95 3.702-4.198
11.701-12.1985
5.927-6.423
14.001-14.499
SES-14 B-SAT-1W-2
NSS-BSS 47.5W
47.5° W 3.700 – 4.200
10.95 – 11.2
11.45 – 11.7
11.7 – 12.2
5.925 – 6.425
13.75 – 14.0
14.0 – 14.5
SES-15 GIBSAT-129W-B
GIBSAT-129W
GIBSAT-FSS-G14 129W
129.15 10.95-11.2
11.45-11.7
11.7-12.2
18.3-18.8
19.7-20.2
14.0-14.5
27.5 – 28.35
28.35 – 28.6
29.25-30.0
SOLIDARIDAD II SOLIDARIDAD II 113 3.7 - 4.2 5.925 - 6.425
11.7 - 12.2 14.0 - 14.5
Spaceway USASAT-31N
USASAT-31M
USASAT-31L
99
101
103
19.7 - 20.2
19.7 - 20.2
19.7 - 20.2
29.5 - 30.0
29.5 - 30.0
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
18.8 - 19.3
19.7 - 20.2
vide 
28.35 - 28.6
28.6 - 29.1
29.25 - 29.5
29.5 -30.0
Telstar 11N USASAT-26A 37.55 11.7 - 12.2
11.5 - 11.7
11.0 - 11.2
14.0 - 14.5
13.8 - 14.0
Telstar 12V USASAT-14L 15 10.95-11.2
11.7-11.95
10.95-11.2
11.7-12.2
13.75-14.0
14.0-14.25
13.75-14.0
14.0-14.5
Estrela do Sul 2 (EDS-2) B-SAT1 63 11.7 - 12.2
11.45 - 11.7
14.0 - 14.5
13.75 - 14.0
Telstar 14R
TELSTAR 19V B-SAT I
IOMSAT-KA-63W
IOMSAT-KA-63W-R
63W 11.45-11.7
11.7-11.95
17.8-18.3
18.30-18.8
18.8-19.3
19.7-20.2
13.75-14.0
14.0-14.25
27.6-28.35
28.35-28.6
28.6-29.1
29.5-30.0
THOR 7 BIFROST-0.8W – 2010
BIFROST-0.8W-2010-KA
0.65 18.3 – 20.2 27.5 - 30
ViaSat-1 IOMSAT-11A 115.1 18.3 - 19.3
19.7 - 20.2
vide
 vide 
28.1 - 28.35
28.35 - 28.6
28.6 - 29.1
29.5 - 30.0
ViaSat-2 UK-KA-1 69.9W 17.7-18.3
18.3-18.8
18.8-19.3
19.7-20.2
27.5-28.3
28.35-28.6
28.6-29.1
29.5-30.0
WorldVu L5 NGSO 10.7 - 12.2
12.2 - 12.7
12.75 - 13.25
14.0 - 14.5

Conditions

  1. Satellite that have been successfully coordinated with Canada but not yet notified with the ITU are approved for use on a no- interference, no-protection 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 B, Statement on the Utilization of Fixed Satellite Service Facilities for Broadcasting Services, of Industry Canada's Radio Systems Policy, Policy Framework for Fixed Satellite Services (FSS) and Broadcasting-Satellite Service (BSS) (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 3475-3650 MHz for fixed-satellite services is described in the policy and licensing procedures for the 3500 MHz band (Reference Notice No. DGSO-007-14Decisions Regarding Policy changes in the 3500 MHz Band (3475-3650 MHz) and a New Licensing Process. The licensing of any new FSS receive earth stations in the band 3475-3650 MHz is subject to location of these antennas in areas so as not to constrain the implementation of fixed wireless access and mobile systems, 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.
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