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GSAT-20 - GSLV Mk III - October 2019
« on: 06/18/2017 05:13 am »
GSAT-20, a 3.5 ton satellite, will be launched by GSLV Mk III D2. GSAT-20 will also have electric propulsion system.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/science/electric-propulsion-to-usher-in-new-era-of-satellite-launches/articleshow/59198823.cms

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"Another satellite Gsat-20, which is five times more powerful than the one that will be launched from French Guiana, is based on a new technology that reduces its weight to just 3.5 tonnes. This satellite will be launched by our 'Baahubali' GSLV Mk III," Misra said.
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GSAT-20 - GSLV Mk III - October 2019
« Reply #1 on: 02/10/2019 07:58 pm »
Crosspost:

Is it because .... on our GSLV ?
It will be a four-tonne-class HTS and will be launched towards the second half of 2019 on our GSLV MarkIII vehicle.
http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/karnataka/2019/jan/13/gsat-20-to-ensure-faster-internet-this-yr-1924496.html
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GSAT-20 to ensure faster internet this yr

The satellite will complete a constellation of satellites which use special transponders to beam high frequency signals for better connectivity in the country.

Published: 13th January 2019 03:01 AM  |   Last Updated: 13th January 2019 07:06 AM   |  A+A A-
By Akram Mohammed

BENGALURU:  Come 2019, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will launch GSAT-20 — its second five-tonne class satellite after GSAT-11 — completing its network of high throughput communication satellites.

This along with GSAT-19, GSAT-29 and GSAT-11, all launched in 2018, is expected to boost communication capabilities of the country by providing high-speed internet of 100 Gbps or more to even rural areas in India. GSAT-20 will be among the 32 missions planned by ISRO in 2019 and will be the second heaviest satellite built by ISRO.

The satellite will complete a constellation of satellites which use special transponders to beam high frequency signals for better connectivity in the country. ISRO chairman K Sivan said on Friday that GSAT-20 is also expected to provide inflight internet connectivity also. “The launch of GSAT-20 will complete Government of India’s ‘Digital India’ programme. Along with the other GSATs (launched in 2018), it will meet the requirement of high-speed communication technologies of our country,” he said.

32 missions

GSAT-20, which is expected to be launched in September, will be among the 32 missions of ISRO in 2019. While 14 will be launch missions, 18 will be spacecraft missions. Of the 14 launch missions, eight will use PSLV, two using Geosynchronous Launch Vehicle, two GSLV Mk-III and two using Small Satellite Launch Vehicle. Among the important spacecraft missions planned is Chandrayaan-2, which will be launched during mid- April or later in June if ISRO misses the April window.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/67496106.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
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Sivan listed launches and projects lined up for 2019 apart from Gaganyaan. Among them are key tests of the Re-usable Launch Vehicle, a PSLV launch that will test a new technology on its fourth stage and GSAT-20, planned for October-September.
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Re: GSAT-20 - GSLV Mk III - October 2019
« Reply #2 on: 02/11/2019 05:30 am »
The quotes above show that NET is September, so the thread title needs to be updated.

"GSAT-20, which is expected to be launched in September, will be among the 32 missions of ISRO in 2019."

"...GSAT-20, planned for October-September."
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Re: GSAT-20 - GSLV Mk III - October 2019
« Reply #3 on: 02/11/2019 07:14 am »
The quotes above show that NET is September, so the thread title needs to be updated.

"GSAT-20, which is expected to be launched in September, will be among the 32 missions of ISRO in 2019."

"...GSAT-20, planned for October-September."
From experience, "October-September" in this context means "NET October"  ;)

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Re: GSAT-20 - GSLV Mk III - October 2019
« Reply #4 on: 02/13/2019 02:25 pm »
Given low GSLV Mk-3 launch frequency i think it is unlikely this will be launched on Mk-3 this year. There are already two Mk-3 launches planned this year. My bet is that this will be launched sometime in 2020 onboard Araine-5. 
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Re: GSAT-20 - GSLV Mk III - October 2019
« Reply #5 on: 02/16/2019 12:00 pm »
Given low GSLV Mk-3 launch frequency i think it is unlikely this will be launched on Mk-3 this year. There are already two Mk-3 launches planned this year. My bet is that this will be launched sometime in 2020 onboard Araine-5.

Chandrayaan-2 is the first and what is the second GSLV Mk-3 launch 2019?

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Re: GSAT-20 - GSLV Mk III - October 2019
« Reply #6 on: 02/17/2019 12:43 am »
Given low GSLV Mk-3 launch frequency i think it is unlikely this will be launched on Mk-3 this year. There are already two Mk-3 launches planned this year. My bet is that this will be launched sometime in 2020 onboard Araine-5.

Chandrayaan-2 is the first and what is the second GSLV Mk-3 launch 2019?

Isro officials have hinted at special geostationary communication satellites for human spaceflight program. Having a network of geo-comsats would allow isro to have 24/7 contact for future manned LEO missions. There are supposedly two of these with the first planned to be launched by the end of this year.

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