We Are On A Mission To Build The Internet For Space

Kepler is providing real-time, continuous connectivity for space, making space-generated data instantaneously accessible and empowering humanity to become a spacefaring civilization

Modernizing Communications

About Kepler

Network image showing data Streams
The Kepler Network

We are delivering on-orbit data at lightspeed with a constellation of satellites designed to act as Internet exchange points for space-to-space data relay.

Headquartered in downtown Toronto, Kepler is vertically integrated with an in-house production facility, designing and deploying a hybrid optical constellation to modernize communications to missions in LEO and beyond.

How Are We Different?

[01]

Proven Flight Heritage

With patented technology tested and deployed on 23 satellites in orbit, our products have proven flight heritage for our customers.

[02]

Turnkey Product Offerings

Kepler’s services will expand your mission potential and provide smarter solutions to global gaps in space communications.

[03]

Priority Spectrum Holding

Our services offer a complete solution, granting operators access to Kepler’s regulatory filings, and allowing our customers to focus on the mission.

[04]

Full Lifecycle Satellite Operations

We are proud to be among the few commercial space companies that operate with vertically integrated production capabilities.

Our Values

We embody drive, empathy, and agility as we work passionately to
make an impact on the future of space, bringing IDEAS to life.

Impact

Take initiative to move the needle, breaking industry paradigms by prioritizing excellent results over process.

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Drive

Have passion and determination for your everyday work. Solve hard problems to achieve Kepler’s mission of building Internet in Space.

D

Empathy

Create a foundation of support and trust. Place your personal bias aside to prioritize understanding the diverse perspectives of those you interact with.

E

Agility

Adapt for the opportunities tomorrow brings. Focus on rapid cycles of learning to manifest new ideas and make little bets towards achieving Kepler’s mission.

A

Impact

Take initiative to move the needle, breaking industry paradigms by prioritizing excellent results over process.

I

Drive

Have passion and determination for your everyday work. Solve hard problems to achieve Kepler’s mission of building Internet in Space.

D

Empathy

Create a foundation of support and trust. Place your personal bias aside to prioritize understanding the diverse perspectives of those you interact with.

E

Agility

Adapt for the opportunities tomorrow brings. Focus on rapid cycles of learning to manifest new ideas and make little pets towards achieving Kepler’s mission.

A

we believe in Extending
the human reach into space

Our Leadership

Mina Mitry

Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder

Wen Cheng Chong

Chief Strategy Officer & Co-Founder

Mark Michael

Chief Technology Officer & Co-Founder

Steve Bennett

President, Kepler
Communications US Inc.

Robert Conrad

Vice President,
US Business Development

Brad Crail

Chief of Staff

Jenny Crandall

Vice President,
People & Culture

Sally Ha-Hau

Head of Finance

Mayuran Kanthasamy

Vice President
Information Security

Alicia Stump

Head of Marketing

Shane Fleming

Vice President, Global
Business Development

Sylvia Wu

Head of Product

Our Leadership

Our History

We are building Internet-for-space technology, creating an always-available communications infrastructure to serve as the backbone for the future of space. Incorporated in 2015, Kepler is vertically integrated with an in-house production facility and a passionate team diligently designing, building, and testing satellites for our cutting-edge communications constellation.

Incorporation
[2015]

Incorporation

Founded in 2015 by a group of graduate students who identified critical gaps in satellite communications, Kepler has grown into a global company with an in-house production facility and a passionate team dedicated to designing, building, testing, and flying satellites for an Internet-ready optical constellation.

First Launch
[Jan 19, 2018]

First Launch

Kepler launches the first Ku satellite in the world, taking it from napkin to orbit in 12 months. Over the next two years, CASE (2018) and TARS (2020) were also developed as pathfinder satellites to help Kepler test technology for our first official generation of satellites.

Series A Funding
[Oct 15, 2018]

Series A Funding

The $16 million series A funding round was led by Costanoa Ventures and includedparticipation by Digital Ventures, IA Ventures, and other returning investors.

Generation 1
[Nov 29, 2018]

Generation 1

Built entirely at Kepler’s production facility in Toronto, the GEN1 satellites focus on delivering wideband and narrowband connectivity to Earth. To date, Kepler has 21satellites in the GEN1 constellation.

Series B Funding
[June 9, 2021]

Series B Funding

The $60 million Series B fundraising round was led by Tribe Capital and included participation from Canaan Partners, IA Ventures, and Costanoa Ventures.

Intersatellite Link Validation
[Apr 4, 2022]

Intersatellite Link Validation

Four days after launch, Kepler successfully transferred a data packet from one satellite to another on-orbit, validating RF technology considered for our future data relay network.

Series C Funding
[Apr 13, 2023]

Series C Funding

The $92 Million Series C funding was led by IA Ventures with support from Costanoa Ventures, Canaan Partners, Tribe Capital, BDC Capital’s Industrial Innovation Venture Fund, and other leading investors. Since 2016, the company has raised more than $200million in equity.

Pathfinder Launch
[Nov 11, 2023]

Pathfinder Launch

In November 2023, Kepler launched two optical Pathfinder satellites to test and validate the optical technology planned for our internet-ready LEO constellation, The Kepler Network. The SDA-compatible data relay network will build on flight heritage from our existing constellation of 21 RF satellites, improving on-orbit communications to give customers access

[Jan 19, 2018]

First Launch

[Oct 15, 2018]

Series A Funding

[Nov 29, 2018]

Generation 1

[June 9, 2021]

Series B Funding

[Apr 13, 2023]

Series C Funding

[Nov 11, 2023]

Pathfinder Launch

Incorporation
[2015]

Incorporation

Founded in 2015 by a group of graduate students who identified critical gaps in satellite communications, Kepler has grown into a global company with an in-house production facility and a passionate team dedicated to designing, building, testing, and flying satellites for an Internet-ready optical constellation.

First Launch
[Jan 19, 2018]

First Launch

Kepler launches the first Ku satellite in the world, taking it from napkin to orbit in 12 months. Over the next two years, CASE (2018) and TARS (2020) were also developed as pathfinder satellites to help Kepler test technology for our first official generation of satellites.

Series A Funding
[Oct 15, 2018]

Series A Funding

The $16 million series A funding round was led by Costanoa Ventures and includedparticipation by Digital Ventures, IA Ventures, and other returning investors.

Generation 1
[Nov 29, 2018]

Generation 1

Built entirely at Kepler’s production facility in Toronto, the GEN1 satellites focus on delivering wideband and narrowband connectivity to Earth. To date, Kepler has 21satellites in the GEN1 constellation.

Series B Funding
[June 9, 2021]

Series B Funding

The $60 million Series B fundraising round was led by Tribe Capital and included participation from Canaan Partners, IA Ventures, and Costanoa Ventures.

Intersatellite Link Validation
[Apr 4, 2022]

Intersatellite Link Validation

Four days after launch, Kepler successfully transferred a data packet from one satellite to another on-orbit, validating RF technology considered for our future data relay network.

Series C Funding
[Apr 13, 2023]

Series C Funding

The $92 Million Series C funding was led by IA Ventures with support from Costanoa Ventures, Canaan Partners, Tribe Capital, BDC Capital’s Industrial Innovation Venture Fund, and other leading investors. Since 2016, the company has raised more than $200million in equity.

Pathfinder Launch
[Nov 11, 2023]

Pathfinder Launch

In November 2023, Kepler launched two optical Pathfinder satellites to test and validate the optical technology planned for our internet-ready LEO constellation, The Kepler Network. The SDA-compatible data relay network will build on flight heritage from our existing constellation of 21 RF satellites, improving on-orbit communications to give customers access

[Jan 19, 2018]

First Launch

[Oct 15, 2018]

Series A Funding

[Nov 29, 2018]

Generation 1

[June 9, 2021]

Series B Funding

[Apr 13, 2023]

Series C Funding

[Nov 11, 2023]

Pathfinder Launch

[Jan 19, 2018]

First launch

Kepler launches the first Ku satellite in the world, taking it from napkin to orbit in 12months. Over the next two years, CASE (2018) and TARS (2020) were also developed as pathfinder satellites to help Kepler test technology for our first official generation of satellites

[Jan 19, 2018]

First launch

Kepler launches the first Ku satellite in the world, taking it from napkin to orbit in 12months. Over the next two years, CASE (2018) and TARS (2020) were also developed as pathfinder satellites to help Kepler test technology for our first official generation of satellites

[Jan 19, 2018]

First launch

Kepler launches the first Ku satellite in the world, taking it from napkin to orbit in 12months. Over the next two years, CASE (2018) and TARS (2020) were also developed as pathfinder satellites to help Kepler test technology for our first official generation of satellites

[Jan 19, 2018]

First launch

Kepler launches the first Ku satellite in the world, taking it from napkin to orbit in 12months. Over the next two years, CASE (2018) and TARS (2020) were also developed as pathfinder satellites to help Kepler test technology for our first official generation of satellites

[Jan 19, 2018]

First launch

Kepler launches the first Ku satellite in the world, taking it from napkin to orbit in 12months. Over the next two years, CASE (2018) and TARS (2020) were also developed as pathfinder satellites to help Kepler test technology for our first official generation of satellites

Mina Mitry

Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder

Mina leads Kepler with a vision to extend the human reach into space by building a modern Internet infrastructure on-orbit for the future space economy. Under Mina's leadership, Kepler has raised over $200 million USD in funding and achieved notable industry recognition as the largest satellite operator in Canada, one of the most innovative companies in space by Fast Company, and 'top10 in satellite' by Via Satellite in 2023.

Wen Cheng Chong

Chief Strategy Officer & Co-Founder

Wen plays a key role in leading long-term strategy and positioning for Kepler's global business. Passionate about tackling challenges that push the boundaries of technology, he led the team at Kepler to bring the world’s first Ku-band Cubesat from ‘napkin to orbit’ in less than 12 months.

Mark Michael

Chief Technology Officer & Co-founder

Mark leads the engineering teams at Kepler, inspiring teams to innovate in rapid cycles of learning to help Kepler reach its goal of being the first commercially available Internet in space provider. An award winning engineer, he applies his advanced mathematics skills to solve complex problems in space and other industries.

Steve Bennett

President of Kepler Communications US Inc.

Steve motivates the Kepler US teams to transform vision into reality with over 30 years of executive leadership experience in aerospace engineering. He is a published technology expert with multiple patents and has delivered successes at Honeywell, Raytheon, BAE Systems, L3, and Blue Origin.

Robert Conrad

Vice President, US Business Development

Robert joins Kepler with over 30 years of experience leading capture and business development strategies for aerospace companies. He has past success in winning contracts for NASA and other US Department of Defense and is driving the capture strategy for Kepler's US business.

Brad Crail

Chief of Staff

Brad leverages his expertise in product development and optical communications to support the development of company strategy, matching strategic initiatives with successful tactical execution. His leadership is helping to guide Kepler into a go-to infrastructure provider, becoming a pillar for the future space economy.

Jenny Crandall

Vice President, People & Culture

Jenny brings over 25 years of experience to Kepler, leading all facets of human resources. She strives to achieve organizational effectiveness at all levels, facilitating strategy and change to help companies manage growth and retention.

Sally Ha-Hau

Head of Finance

Sally has extensive operating experience guiding startups to scale Finance functions, including accounting, treasury, and FP&A. She has a proven track record of bringing valuable strategic and operational insights to deliver positive bottom line impacts, managing the full lifecycle of financial processes.

Mayuran Kanthasamy

Vice President, Information Security

Mayuran leads Information Security with over 18 years of experience that includes governance, strategy, policies and procedures, risk management, security operations, incident management, regulatory compliance/oversight, architecture development, and awareness training. He brings Kepler expert knowledge of information security management and compliance frameworks and standards including ISO 27001, SOC-2, NIST CSF, ITIL, NIST 800-171 and NIST 800-53.

Alicia Stump

Head of Marketing

Alicia brings Kepler over 15 years of experience building and leading marketing teams from large organizations. She specializes in building effective integrated marketing and communications strategies to elevate brand awareness and increase company success.