Catapult awards In-Orbit Demonstration Mission 5 (IOD 5) to Kepler Communications to accelerate market access in response to emerging global opportunities for wide-area Internet of Things (IoT) services. Kepler will be using UK suppliers for their new high-capability satellite ‘TARS’, which will be the final prototype prior to Kepler’s roll-out of their GEN1 constellation beginning in 2019. It will establish the capacity and performance required from their future constellation of 140 satellites. Kepler will work with Catapult to collaborate with UK technology partners to develop new products and innovative services that can exploit the constellation and will establish a UK office for distribution and sales of these services.
Comtech EF Data Corp., a subsidiary within Comtech Telecommunications Corp.'s (NASDAQ: CMTL) Commercial Solutions segment, and Kepler Communications, a pioneering nano-satellite telecommunications company, announced today collaboration to advance rapidly deployable, low-cost, low-latency communications via Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites and ground station infrastructure equipment.
Kepler Communications successfully places first commercial Ku-band satellite in low earth orbit (LEO) to provide economical satellite data services