Kepler Sets Sights on First Nanosatellite Launch in Q4 of 2017
Feb 20, 2017 08:13 AM EST
Kepler Communications begins their first move of the year by setting their sights on the fourth quarter of 2017. In that quarter, its first nanosellite will be launched.
Once again, technology continues to move further and further into advancement. With the sudden increase in activity concerning mobile and smartphones, Kepler has decided that it wants to move forward in helping the world by launching its first nanosatellite in November, which would be around the fourth quarter of the year. While it may seem far away, it is of little consequence if it can help strengthen networks for those interested in investing on Kepler's initiative.
Techcrunch has more to say on the matter, stating that the contract was made official with the Netherlands-based Innovative Space Logistics (ISL) providing the launch operations. The launch itself will be taking place on an Indian polar satellite launch vehicle (PSLV) and is schedule to take off from Satish Dhawan Space Center. Despite the launch being more of a tech demo than anything else, the first nanosatellite launch scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2017 is still considered a global "first" for the company as well as satellite communications in general.
Betakit will further add that this project will be the first commercial low Earth orbit (LEO) communications satellite that will be operating in a coveted band within the communications service provider world known as "Ku-band." Perhaps the biggest moment of satisfaction is the fact that all of these companies and organizations are banding together under a single banner to further allow high-bandwidth communications for clients on our planet. Kepler believes that it reduce a great deal of things including reducing the cost of launching, operating and maintaining of a network capable real-time communication, especially with companies that have space-based assets such as non-geostationary satellites, thus allowing for a stronger and more reliable connection that will be available to more people.