GSAT-20 is a communication satellite jointly being developed by Indian Space Research Organisation Satellite Centre and Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre and will be launched by ISRO. GSAT-20 will be a continuation of GSAT series of communication satellites. The satellite is intended to add data transmission capacity to the communication infrastructure required by Smart Cities Mission of India.
|Mission duration||15 years (estimated)|
|Manufacturer||ISRO Satellite Centre|
Space Applications Centre
|Power||2 solar array batteries|
|Start of mission|
|Rocket||GSLV Mk III|
|Launch site||Satish Dhawan SLP|
|Longitude||55° East|
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.