GSAT-20

Overview

Destination: Geostationary Transfer Orbit
Mission: Communications

Geostationary Transfer Orbit Satish Dhawan Space Centre Second Launch Pad Sriharikota, Republic of India

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

Family: PSLV
Configuration:

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.

Specifications
  • Max Stage
    3
  • Length
    43.4 m
  • Diameter
    4.0 m
  • Fairing Diameter
  • Launch Mass
    629 T
  • Thrust
    11898 kN
Family
  • Name
    GSLV Mk III
  • Family
    PSLV
  • Variant
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    GSLV Mk III
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
    $46,000,000 - 62,000,000
  • Low Earth Orbit
    10000 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
    5000 kg
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

Indian Space Research Organization

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Director: Kailasavadivoo Sivan Founded: 1969 Successes: 45 Failures: 6 Pending: 17

Agency Type: Government

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is the space agency of the Government of India headquartered in the city of Bangalore. Its vision is to "harness space technology for national development while pursuing space science research and planetary exploration."

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Sriharikota, Republic of India

Pad: Satish Dhawan Space Centre Second Launch Pad


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