|Mission duration||18 years (planned)|
|Spacecraft type||SSL 1300|
|Launch mass||6,090 kg (13,430 lb)|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||2 August 2012, 20:54 UTC|
|Rocket||Ariane 5 ECA (VA208)|
|Launch site||Centre Spatial Guyanais, ELA-3|
|Entered service||September 2012|
|Reference system||Geocentric orbit|
24 C band
|Coverage area||Asia-Pacific, Asia, Africa, Middle East|
Intelsat 20 is a geostationary communications satellite which is operated by Intelsat. It was constructed by Space Systems/Loral, and is based on the LS-1300 satellite bus. It was launched on 2 August 2012, and replaces the Intelsat 7 and Intelsat 10 spacecraft at 68.5° East longitude. It is fully operational since September 2012.
Intelsat 20 carries 24 C-band, 54 Ku-band and 1 Ka-band transponders. The C-band covers the Asia-Pacific region, while the Ku-band transponders is used for Direct to Home broadcasting to Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. The Ka-band payload provides coverage to the Middle East and Central Asia.