Ariane 5 ECA
GSAT-20

Ariane 5 ECA | GSAT-20

Indian Space Research Organization launch of a Ariane 5 ECA Rocket

TBD

Indian Space Research Organization is scheduled to launch a Ariane 5 ECA rocket as part of the GSAT-20 mission. The launch window for the Communications mission is on Sat, Aug 31st, 2019, 8:00 PM EDT from Ariane Launch Area 3, Kourou. The status of the launch is Red. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch!

Mission

GSAT-20

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.

Location

Launch Pad Compass (Beta)

Ariane Launch Area 3, Kourou

Kourou, French Guiana

Rocket

Ariane 5 ECA

Ariane 5 is a heavy-lift launch vehicle, part of the Ariane rocket family.

Arianespace

Arianespace SA is a multinational company founded in 1980 as the world's first commercial launch service provider. It undertakes the production, operation, and marketing of the Ariane programme. Their vehicles launch exclusively from French Guiana in South America.

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