TORONTO, Canada, October 7, 2019 (Kepler Communications PR) – Kepler Communications signs launch agreement with Innovative Space Logistics B.V (ISL) working with GK Launch Services to deploy two satellites into sun-synchronous orbit in Q2-Q3 2020. The satellites will be the first of multiple batches of the next-generation platform, forming part of Kepler’s Low-Earth Orbit (LEO) constellation for global data services.
Kepler’s next generation of satellites will incorporate both a high-capacity Ku-band communications system and a narrowband payload, for both high-speed data transfers and low-power direct-to-satellite IoT connectivity.
Jared Bottoms, Head of Launch & Satellite Programs at Kepler said “ISL has been a key partner for us [Kepler] as we have grown in our deployment strategy. We are excited to continue to use their unique deployers and services, this time with GK launch services to deploy the first of the next generation.” ISL and Kepler partnered for the company’s first inaugural mission which successfully launched Kepler’s 1st satellite into orbit back in January 2018, and its next satellite later in November in the same year.
Abe Bonnema, Director of ISL, said “following the successful partnership for the launch of their demonstrator satellites, we are pleased and grateful to be selected ...