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Intelsat 20

Intelsat 20 [SSL]

Space Systems/Loral announced in June 2009 that it has been awarded a contract to provide two new satellites to Intelsat, the leading provider of Fixed Satellite Services (FSS) worldwide. The two satellites, Intelsat 19 and Intelsat 20, will be among the most powerful FSS satellites ever built with unprecedented capacity to provide services for broadband, video, and voice applications.

Intelsat 19 and Intelsat 20 will replace existing satellites that currently provide services to five continents and will offer services for broadcast television and telecommunications. The satellites also will have the capacity to support mobile communications and higher data rate network services.

Intelsat 20 is the 37th satellite that Space Systems/Loral will provide to Intelsat and it is scheduled for launch in 2012. The Intelsat 20 satellite will replace the Intelsat 7 and Intelsat 10 satellites, which are co-located at 68.5 degrees East longitude. The new satellite's C- and Ku-band payload is optimized for high-power distribution of video, voice and data network services.

Both satellites are built on the SSL-1300 satellite platform, which provides the flexibility for a broad range of applications. They are designed to provide service for at least 18 years.

Nation: International
Type / Application: Communication
Operator: Intelsat
Contractors: Space Systems/Loral (SS/L)
Equipment: 24 C-band transponders, 54 Ku-band transponders, 1 Ka-band transponder
Configuration: SSL-1300
Propulsion: R-4D-11, 4 × SPT-100 plasma thrusters
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: +18 years
Mass: 6094 kg
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Intelsat 20 2012-043A 02.08.2012 Ko ELA-3 Ariane-5ECA with HYLAS 2

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