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Kipp


S2981

General


Designation 43158 / 18008D
Launch date 19 Jan 2018
Country of origin Canada
Mission Telecommunications
Perigee/Apogee 535 km
Inclination 97.5°
Period 95.4 min
Launch vehicle Long March 11 #3

Owned by Kepler Communications, Canada. First commercial LEO nanosatellite operating in Ku-band, part of a future 140 spacecraft fleet in 7 planes, 20 satellites per plane. Aims at providing low cost communications with objects. Satellites to be manufactured in Toronto.
3U cubesat

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.

Will launch another demonstrator in spring 2020.

External resources


http://www.keplercommunications.com/

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