Cable & Telecom

Kepler LEO satellites to be launched next month

TORONTO — Canadian satellite telecommunications provider Kepler Communications announced Tuesday it has signed a launch agreement with Exolaunch for two of Kepler’s next-generation 6U XL satellites. Described as “a rideshare launch and deployment solutions provider”, Germany-based Exolaunch will provide launch, mission management, integration and deployment services to Kepler’s satellites on a Soyuz rideshare mission, targeted for launch in September 2020, says the news release. The two new satellites are important installments of Kepler’s development and demonstration platforms, and both carry a high-capacity Ku-band communications system and a prototype Internet of Things (IoT) payload, says the release. The new birds will...

Our industry and COVID-19

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