GSAT-20

GSLV Mk III

Indian Space Research Organization

Launch Status
Date/Time May Change

Mission

GSAT-20

Type: Communications

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

Satish Dhawan Space Centre Second Launch Pad

Sriharikota, Republic of India

53 launches have been at this location.

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

Rocket

GSLV Mk III

Length: 43.4 meters
Diameter: 4 meters
First Launched: June 5, 2017

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.

The GSLV Mk III rocket has been launched a total of 3 times with 3 successful and 0 failed launches.

Agency

Indian Space Research Organization

Type: Government
Abbreviation: ISRO
Administration: Director: Kailasavadivoo Sivan
Founded: 1969
Launchers: PSLV | GSLV
Spacecraft:
Country: IND

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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