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GSAT-20 - Space launch mission detailed information

MISSION NAME

GSAT-20 20

Status

TBD

DATE

31 MAR 2023

LAUNCH PROVIDER

Indian Space Research Organization + -img

Indian Space Research Organization

Launch Pad

Satish Dhawan Space Centre Second Launch Pad

IND

Description

GSAT-20 is an Indian geostationary Ka-band high-throughput communications satellite. GSAT 20 is reportedly built on the I-6K unified modular bus and features a Ka-band high-throughput communications payload with 70 Gbps throughput utilizing multiple spot beams providing broadband services across the Indian region. It will be the first fully Electric Propulsion/EP enabled satellite which can be five to six times more efficient than chemical-based propulsion. It will be the first ISRO made satellite to move from Geostationary transfer orbit to Geosynchronous orbit using Electric Propulsion.

GSLV Mk III

GSLV Mk III

IND

Rocket Description

The Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark III is a three-stage medium-lift launch vehicle developed by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). It is designed to launch satellites into geostationary orbit, and is intended as a launch vehicle for crewed missions under the Indian Human Spaceflight Programme.

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