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Kepler Communications raises oversubscribed $60M Series B for satellite communications network

Space company Kepler Communications has raised an oversubscribed US$60M Series B to provide it with a capital injection for the continued scaling of its on-orbit satellite communications network.

> Kymeta Interoperability with Kepler LEO Satellites Promises Powerful Connectivity of the Future with Kymeta™ u8 Terminal

Extended testing in Inuvik, Canada shows Kymeta u8 approaching speeds 10X faster than previous generations in extreme weather conditions and temperatures.

> Kepler Communications Announces Successful Launch of 2 New GEN1 Satellites Creating the Largest Constellation by a Canadian Company

Kepler Communications welcomed two new satellites into their constellation today, further expanding the active constellation to 15 satellites in total.

> Kepler Communications Announces Release of Open-Source Software Targeting at Reducing Interference Between Satellite Networks

Kepler Communications Inc. (“Kepler”) released to the public a bespoke software package it has developed to simulate radio frequency interference between satellite networks. The software – written entirely in Python – is being distributed under an open-source license, free to use and edit by the public. With the release, Kepler seeks to improve access to valuable simulation tools that are used to assess the impacts of space-based networks on the interference environment.

> Kepler Communications Inc. recognized as a Canada’s Best Workplaces for Start-ups 2021!

January 26, 2021 — Kepler Communications Inc. is thrilled to be officially certified as a Great Place to Work® for Startups 2021, determined from our employee responses to the Trust Index Survey. This is in recognition of our commitment to cultivating an environment full of encouragement, fun, laughter and an incredible sense of adventure! We believe that while you may be able to go fast if you go alone, to go far, you need to go together.

> Kepler Communications Announces Successful Launch of 8 New GEN1 Satellites

TORONTO, ONTARIO, January 24th, 2021 – Kepler Communications welcomed eight new satellites into their constellation today, further expanding the active constellation to 13 satellites in total. These eight satellites, KEPLER-8 through KEPLER-15, were successfully launched via SpaceX’s first dedicated SmallSat Rideshare Program mission at approximately 10:00 AM EDT this morning. Once fully operational within the constellation these will significantly increase the capacity of Kepler’s Global Data Services offering.

> Kepler Communications Awards Service Agreement to Momentus

October 20th, 2020 –Santa Clara, CA –Momentus Inc. (“Momentus” or the “Company”), a commercial space company offering in-space infrastructure services, and Kepler Communications Inc. (“Kepler”), developer and operator of next-gen satellite communications technologies, have signed a launch service agreement to deploy two additional satellites for Kepler’s GEN1 constellation in 2021. Momentus’ rideshare service will include launch provisions and delivery to the customer’s desired orbital altitude while maintaining the SSO inclination using Momentus’ Vigoride transfer vehicle.

> Cobham SATCOM and Kepler Communications achieve best-in-class data rates on maritime satellite terminals over LEO network

Toronto, Canada and Copenhagen, Denmark –October 062020 – Cobham SATCOM, a market leading provider of radio and satellite communications solutions, and Kepler Communications, a pioneer of nanosatellite telecommunications solutions, have today announced its completion of connectivity trials on Kepler’s low-Earth orbit (LEO) network with the SAILOR 600 VSAT Ku antenna system. The companies demonstrated downlink rates of 150 Mbps and uplink rates of 130Mbps on a 65cm antenna with a 6W BUC over the Kepler LEO network. These data rates are the fastest achieved in an antenna of this class. Typically these speeds are only achieved on much larger antennas with bigger amplifiers and using much larger satellites.

> Kepler Communications Announces Successful Launch of New GEN1 Satellites

Toronto, Ontario, Sept. 28, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Kepler Communications welcomed two new satellites into their constellation today, the first of Kepler’s new GEN1 satellites. The two satellites, KEPLER-4 and KEPLER-5, were successfully launched via a Soyuz rocket at approximately 07:20EDT this morning. Once fully commissioned these satellites will greatly increase the capacity of Kepler’s Global Data Services offering and expand Kepler’s narrowband availability, paving the way for early customer trials of Kepler’s EverywhereIoT service.

> Kepler Communications Inc. recognized as a Great Place to Work® in Canada

September 24, 2020 — Kepler Communications Inc. is thrilled to be officially certified as a Great Place to Work®! Following an independent analysis conducted by the Great Place to Work® Institute Canada, we’ve been awarded the certification. This is in recognition of our commitment to continuing to build a culture centered first and foremost on our people. We believe that while you may be able to go fast if you go alone, to go far, you need to go together.

> Kepler Announces Successful Launch of Third Satellite

TORONTO, ONTARIO, September 3rd, 2020 – Kepler’s Low Earth Orbit constellation expanded earlier today with the successful launch of its third satellite. This satellite, internally referred to as TARS, was launched onboard the Arianespace Vega SSMS (Small Spacecraft Mission Service) from the Guiana Space Centre at approximately 01:51 UTC, with communication established shortly thereafter.

> Exolaunch to Deliver Kepler’s Next-Generation Satellites into Orbit

Toronto, August 18th, 2020 – Kepler, a developer of next-generation satellite communications technologies, and Exolaunch, a rideshare launch and deployment solutions provider, signed a launch agreement for two of Kepler’s 6U XL satellites. Under the contract, 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. With Exolaunch providing a quick turnaround for launch and deployment, Kepler now continues its rapid constellation development ahead of its 2020 launch plans.

> Kepler Awarded Contributions for Small Satellite Phased Array Technology Development

Kepler Communications was awarded two contributions by the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) to help accelerate developments on electrically steerable antenna technologies for small satellites. This technology will help to improve the data transfer capabilities and economics on Kepler’s growing low-Earth orbit constellation.

> Kymeta & Kepler Communications announce MOU to promote the delivery of Kepler LEO Satellite Services using the new Kymeta™ u8 Electronically Steered Antenna

Kymeta, the communications company that is completing the connectivity fabric for everything, everywhere, and Kepler Communications, a pioneer of software defined satellite communications, today announced at Satellite 2020 that they have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding to integrate Kepler’s Global Data Service into the just-announced Kymeta™ u8 Terminal and Kymeta Connect™ offering.

> Kepler Manufacturing Large Scale Satellite Constellation in Downtown Toronto

Kepler Communications, a Canadian satellite telecommunications pioneer, begins production in its newly commissioned satellite manufacturing facility in Toronto, Canada. It is an essential step towards delivering the company’s proposed fleet of 140 satellites for high-capacity global connectivity services with applications in maritime, agriculture, research and exploration, government, and transportation

> Kepler Communications Selects SpaceX to Launch Two Batches of its Nanosatellite Constellation

Kepler announced today that it has selected SpaceX as launch partner to deliver a portion of its first Low-Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite constellation into space onboard SpaceX’s reusable Falcon 9 launch vehicle.

> Kepler and Cobham SATCOM form strategic partnership for high-capacity satellite data service delivery

Kepler Communications, a pioneer of nanosatellite telecommunications solutions, and Cobham SATCOM, a market-leading provider of radio and satellite communications solutions, have today announced a strategic partnership aimed at eliminating barriers to widespread adoption of high capacity data services over Kepler’s Low Earth Orbit (LEO) network.

> Kepler Delivers World’s First Arctic High-Bandwidth Satellite Service For Largest Polar Expedition

Kepler Communications, a pioneer in nanosatellite telecommunication services, has demonstrated delivering over 100Mbps connectivity service in the Arctic region to the German icebreaker Polarstern. The vessel is located around 85oN and is the home to the MOSAiC scientific expedition. The demonstration marks the first time in history that the central Arctic is successfully connected through a high-bandwidth satellite network.

> Kepler Communications Opens Pre-Registration for First IoT Development Kits

Kepler Communications, forerunner of today’s nanosatellite telecommunications solutions, announced today it has opened early-access registration for its Internet of Things (IoT) Developer Kit, which will be available for purchase in Q2 2020. A limited number of early trials will be provided.

> Kepler Communications to Launch Satellites with ISL and GK Launch Services on a Soyuz mid Next Year

TORONTO, Canada (October 7, 2019) – 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 Communications Demonstrates LEO Tracking and Data Transfers on Kymeta’s Electronically Steered Antenna

Kepler was able to successfully track and exchange data with Kymeta’s u7 electronically steered antenna (ESA) and Kepler’s two technology demonstration satellites, achieving data transfer speeds of 15 Mbps down and 5 Mbps up, in repeated trials.

> Kepler Hires Former Inmarsat Chief Strategy Officer Patrick McDougal

Kepler Communications announces today that former Chief Strategy Officer at Inmarsat, Patrick McDougal, joined the company this month as a strategy advisor to support its business units. McDougal is a veteran business strategist within the satellite telecommunications industry with over 30 years of senior experience working for global leaders in the sector such as Inmarsat (29 years) and Intelsat (4 years).

> Kepler Communications and Magellan Aerospace Sign Letter of Intention to Fly Innovative Smart Radiator Device on Satellite Mission

TORONTO, Ontario — April 16, 2019 – Kepler Communications (“Kepler”), a Canadian satellite telecommunications provider, and Magellan Aerospace Corporation (“Magellan”) have signed a Letter of Intention to fly an innovative Smart Radiator Device (SRD) on Kepler’s third satellite, scheduled for launch later this year. The unique SRD, designed to significantly improve temperature management on-board future satellites, is being developed by MPB Communications (“MPB”) in partnership with Magellan Aerospace.

> C-COM Satellite Systems and Kepler Communications Announce Successful Integration of LEO Support on C-COM FLY-981

OTTAWA and TORONTO, Canada, April 2, 2019 – C-COM Satellite Systems Inc. (TSXV: CMI), the world’s leading provider of commercial grade auto-acquire mobile satellite antenna systems, and Kepler Communications, a pioneering nano-satellite telecommunications company, announced today the successful integration of Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite tracking capabilities to C-COM’s highly successful FLY-981.

> Kepler’s Next Wideband Satellite Reaches Orbit on the Indian Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle

Toronto, CANADA 29 November 2018 – At 04:27:30 a.m. UTC (11:47:30 p.m. EST), Kepler Communications successfully launched their second wideband satellite to low-Earth orbit (LEO) on the Indian Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) C43 mission that lifted off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, India.

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