ISRO is going to launch his satellite by using Elon Musk Falcon rocket the weight of satellite is 4700 kgs. ISRO is planning to launch GSAT 20 satellite by using Falcon 9 heavy lift launcher in the second quarter of 2024.
ISRO Joins Elon Musk’s Led SpaceX For Launching GSAT-20 Satellite
They are doing this to meet the broadband communication needs of the country NSIL India mentioned in their X Post.
As per NSIL, the GSAT-20 satellite provides high-throughput capacity by using Ka-Ka band, Also mentioned that it will be featuring 32 beams that will cover the whole country including Andaman & Nicobar, Jammu & Kashmir, and Lakshadweep islands.
“NSIL is realising GSAT-20 satellite through ISRO and will be launched on board Falcon 9 under a launch service contract between M/s NSIL and M/s SpaceX, USA,” NSIL said this in their press release.
For more details on this you can visit this url: https://www.nsilindia.co.in/news-details/604
How this will benefit India
Joining hands of ISRO and Elon Musk owned SpaceX will be very beneficial for India broadband communication requirements.
In some of last news covered by the baseline that ISRO and NSIL established themselves as the best organisation in commercial space launch industry and now after this news it is showing that ISRO is taking India to the next level.
We can call GSAT CMS 03 or GSAT N2 is a communication satellite developed jointly by Indian Space Research Organisation satellite centre and liquid propulsion systems centre. NSIL has funded the GSAT 20 and communication capacity will be leased to Asia’s largest DTH i.e Dish TV.
About SpaceX Falcon 9
Falcon 9 is designed and owned by spaceX, it is a partially reusable medium lift launch vehicle that helps crew and cargo to carry in Earth’s Orbit. This vehicle is also used to lift heavy launch vehicle which now going to used in GSAT 20 Satellite.