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Intelsat 20

Intelsat 20
Mission type Communication
Operator Intelsat
COSPAR ID 2012-043A
Mission duration 25 years
Spacecraft properties
Bus LS-1300
Manufacturer Space Systems/Loral
Launch mass 6,090 kilograms (13,430 lb)
Power 19.3 kilowatts
Start of mission
Launch date 2 August 2012, 20:54 (2012-08-02T20:54Z) UTC
Rocket Ariane 5ECA
Launch site Kourou ELA-3
Contractor Arianespace
Entered service September 2012
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Geostationary
Longitude 68.5º East
Period 24 hours
Transponders
Band 24 IEEE C-band
54 IEEE Ku band
1 IEEE Ka-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.[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, and the Middle East.[3] The Ka band payload provides coverage to the Middle East and Central Asia

See also

References

  1. ^ http://www.intelsat.com/press/news-releases/2009/20090611-1.asp
  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

  • International Media Switzerland Official provider's site


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