New SpaceX Launch Order: India’s GSAT-20 comsat to be launched on Falcon 9

by | Jan 3, 2024 | India, Launches, Satellites, SpaceX

India has announced that its planned GSAT-20 communications satellite (aka GSAT-N2) will be launched on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch in Q2 2024.  The 4,700 kg GSAT-20 spacecraft is defined as a Ka-band high thoughput satellite (HTS). The satellite is being financed by NewSpace India Limited (NSIL), a commercial subsidiary of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). The spacecraft is being constructed by ISRO.  The “Demand Driven Mode” satellite is a follow-on to its sister spacecraft GSAT-24 which was launched by an Ariane 5 ECA+.  The GSAT-20 offers Ka-Ka band HTS capacity with 32 beams having Pan-India coverage with speeds of 48 Gpbs.

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