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Program: Kepler


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Telecommunication program from Kepler Communications, Canada.
The constellation should operate in Ku-band, with 140 spacecraft in 7 planes, 20 satellites per plane.
Aims at providing low cost communications with objects.
Satellites to be manufactured in Toronto.

The FCC approved market access in Nov 2018 in downlink 10.7-12.7 GHz and uplink in 14.0-14.5 GHz
50% of the satellites must be operational by 19 Nov 2024

The company announced a launch with Innovative Space Logistics BV (ISL) in 2020q3.

The Kipp satellite demonstrated data rates of 38 Mbps down, 120 Mbps up to a 2.4 m Ku-band VSAT on a vessel at 85°N.


External resources


https://keplercommunications.com/


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