|Mission duration||25 years|
|Launch mass||6,090 kilograms (13,430 lb)|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||2 August 2012, 20:54UTC|
|Launch site||Kourou ELA-3|
|Entered service||September 2012|
|Band||24 IEEE C band|
54 IEEE Ku band
1 IEEE Ka-band
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 68.5º East longitude. It is fully operational since September 2012.
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. The Ka band payload provides coverage to the Middle East and Central Asia.