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From the Archives: June 18, 1983 - Anik satellite launch
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Westar 1 was the USA's 1st commercially launched geosynchronous communications satellite. The satellite was put into orbit at 99° W in the Clarke belt. In all, there were 7 Westar satellites, with 5 of them launched and operating under the Westar name.