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Re: GSLV MkIII - GSAT-20 - TBD
« Reply #20 on: 08/08/2021 09:07 pm »
Apparently, GSAT-20 has returned to a scheduled launch on GSLV MkIII.
Cross-post; article dated July 2:
https://telanganatoday.com/newspace-india-ltd-can-also-lease-isro-assets
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“The GSAT 24 will be ready for launch by this November/December or next January. The other two satellites GSAT 20 and GSAT 22 are under production,” Sivan added.

The GSAT 20 to be launched by Indian rocket Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark III (GSLV Mk III) will be fully propelled by electric power. The satellite will move from the geostationary transfer orbit to geosynchronous orbit with electric propulsion.
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Re: GSLV MkIII - GSAT-20 - NET 2023
« Reply #21 on: 12/02/2022 01:17 am »
Any new news?
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Re: GSLV MkIII - GSAT-20 - 2024
« Reply #22 on: 01/05/2023 07:38 pm »
Cross-post; apparently launch will be in 2024:
Livemint, ISRO planning to launch second development SSLV flight in Feb: S Somanath [Jan 4]
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To facilitate in-flight connectivity for automobile services using the Ka-band the space agency is planning to launch the GSAT-20 high throughput satellite next year [2024].
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Re: GSLV MkIII - GSAT-20 - 2024
« Reply #23 on: 11/26/2023 07:20 pm »
it can be delay q2 2024

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Re: GSLV MkIII - GSAT-20 - 2024
« Reply #24 on: 01/02/2024 03:08 pm »
https://www.nsilindia.co.in/sites/default/files/Press_Release_Corrected.pdf

Launch has been moved to a SpaceX Falcon 9 with launch in Q2 2024.
Really astonishing since India has always been either launching communication satellites by themselves, or going with Arianespace, but at 4.7 tonnes this definitely needs a LVM-3 and I guess all of these needs to be used by their crew spacecraft program, while aboard the only choice left right now is Falcon 9.
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Re: SpaceX F9 : GSAT-20 : Florida : Q2 2024
« Reply #25 on: 01/02/2024 05:27 pm »
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Re: GSLV MkIII - GSAT-20 - 2024
« Reply #26 on: 01/03/2024 05:55 am »
but at 4.7 tonnes this definitely needs a LVM-3 and I guess all of these needs to be used by their crew spacecraft program, while aboard the only choice left right now is Falcon 9.

According to ISRO's website, LVM3 is capable of launching 4,000kg into GTO. At 4,700kg, GSAT-20 could be too heavy for LVM3 which could explain why they went with a foreign launch vehicle.
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Re: GSLV MkIII - GSAT-20 - 2024
« Reply #27 on: 01/04/2024 08:58 pm »
but at 4.7 tonnes this definitely needs a LVM-3 and I guess all of these needs to be used by their crew spacecraft program, while aboard the only choice left right now is Falcon 9.

According to ISRO's website, LVM3 is capable of launching 4,000kg into GTO. At 4,700kg, GSAT-20 could be too heavy for LVM3 which could explain why they went with a foreign launch vehicle.

Cost and launch slot availability might be considerations for NSIL as a commercial entity. Not only the launch cost, but the storage cost for GSAT-20 while waiting for a LVM-3 along with no revenue coming in for the satcom.

It appears that SpaceX might get more NSIL business if the LVM-3 could not ramp up launch cadence and alternate launchers (Ariane 6, H3 & Vulcan) are not available.


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