Kepler Communications, through Germany, registers 114,852-satellite S-band LEO constellation at ITU

by Peter B. de Selding

BREMEN, Germany — Canada-based Kepler Communications has registered with international regulators a constellation of 114,582 S-band satellites in 1,152 different orbits between 200 and 1,000 kilometers in altitude.

The constellation, called Aether-C, is part of Kepler’s ambitious plan to offer orbital connectivity services to other satellite operators. A separate constellation, called Aether-K, is comprised of 332 satellites in 12 orbital planes in a 600-kilometer orbit to provide radio-frequency-based inter-satellite links for real-time data relay.

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