Intelsat 20


Intelsat 20
Mission typeCommunication
COSPAR ID2012-043A
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Mission duration25 years
Spacecraft properties
ManufacturerSpace Systems/Loral
Launch mass6,090 kilograms (13,430 lb)
Power19.3 kilowatts
Start of mission
Launch date2 August 2012, 20:54 (2012-08-02UTC20:54Z) UTC
RocketAriane 5ECA
Launch siteKourou ELA-3
Entered serviceSeptember 2012
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
Longitude68.5º East
Period24 hours
Band24 IEEE C band
54 IEEE Ku band
1 IEEE Ka-band
Coverage areaAsia-Pacific
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.[1] It was launched on 2 August 2012, and replaces the Intelsat 7 and Intelsat 10 spacecraft at 68.5º East longitude. It is fully operational since September 2012.[2]

Intelsat 20 carries 24 IEEE C-band (NATO G/H-band), 54 IEEE Ku band (NATO J-band) transponders and 1 Ka band transponder. The C-band covers the Asia-Pacific region, while the Ku band transponders is used for Direct to Home broadcasting to Asia, Africa, Americas and the Middle East.[3] The Ka band payload provides coverage to the Middle East and Central Asia.

See also


  1. ^
  2. ^ Intelsat. "Satellite Launches".
  3. ^ Duffy, Louise. "Intelsat 20 satellite launches to serve Africa and India". Rapid TV News. Retrieved 28 January 2013.

External links

  • Intelsat Official provider's site
  • Intelsat 20 satellite setting and directions