Cable & Telecom

Canadian start-up places first commercial Ku-band satellite in low earth orbit

TORONTO - Canadian nanosatellite company Kepler Communications has successfully placed the first commercial Ku-band satellite in low earth orbit (LEO) to provide economical satellite data services.The initial Kepler nanosatellite, a bread loaf-sized communications bird known as Kipp, launched January 19 from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwestern China, becoming the first Canadian spacecraft ever launched from that country.  The company’s second spacecraft, Case, is scheduled for launch later this summer.The Toronto-based start-up said that its network of satellites will eventually enable in-space connectivity for other satellites, space stations, and transport vehicles.  Kepler added that its inaugural service will focus on relieving...

Our industry and COVID-19

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