Intelsat 20 Satellite at 68.5° East

Intelsat 20 at 68.5°E is a satellite that was constructed by Space Systems Loral. The satellite was designed to replace the Intelsat 7 and Intelsat 10 satellites. Intelsat 20 at 68.5°E was launched on August 2nd, 2012. The launch took place in Kourou, French Guiana.

Intelsat 20 at 68.5°E is based on the LS-1300 satellite bus. Its launch mass was just over 6,000 KG, while it's dry mass is just over 3,000 KG. Intelsat 20 at 68.5°E also has 19kw power.

Looking at some of the more technical data, Intelsat 20 at 68.5°E had the carrier rocket Ariane 5 ECA. The propulsion of Intelsat 20 at 68.5°E is R-4D-11. Intelsat 20 at 68.5°E also has two deployable solar arrays. Finally, the call sign of Intelsat 20 at 68.5°E is S2847.

 

The orbit of Intelsat 20 at 68.5°E is a 24-hour orbit. The regime is geostationary, and as previously stated, the longitude of this satellite is at 68.5°E.

 

Intelsat 20 at 68.5°E carries over 75 bands and it's coverage stretches all across Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. Intelsat 20 at 68.5°E carries 24 IEEE C-Band, 54 IEEE Ku band transponders, and 1 Ka-band transponders. The C-Band provides coverage to the Asia-Pacific region. The 4 Ku band provides coverage to the Middle East, Asia, and Africa. Finally, the Ka-band provides coverage to Central Asia and the Middle East.

 

With Intelsat 20 at 68.5°E, receiving large high-quality data is not a problem. Intelsat 20 at 68.5°E has the capability to provide high-quality data in the form of voice applications, video, and broadband. Intelsat 20 at 68.5°E also has the ability to support mobile communications.

Intelsat 20 at 68.5°E is a satellite you can always count on. With high-quality performance and amazing uptime, Intelsat 20 at 68.5°E offers a professional reliable experience.

 

Intelsat 20 at 68.5°E is another example of the recent success that Intelsat has had. With multiple Intelsat's recently launching to great success, you know that design and precision are a huge factor when these satellites are built.

 

Looking ahead, the future of Intelsat 20 at 68.5°E is not completely certain. The expected lifetime of Intelsat 20 at 68.5°E is around 15 years. This would put the estimated life of Intelsat 20 at 68.5°E to around 2025. However, it is possible that Intelsat 20 at 68.5°E will last far longer. It is worth noting that the mission duration is listed as being 24 years. It is also possible that Intelsat 20 at 68.5°E will also be replaced by a newer Intelsat satellite much like Intelsat 20 at 68.5°E replaced Intelsat 7 and Intelsat 10.

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