Satellite constellation startup Kepler, via launch aggregator ISL, to launch 2 satellites in 2020 on GK Launch Services Soyuz

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — Startup broadband/narrowband satellite constellation operator Kepler Communications will launch the first two satellites planned as part of a 140-satellite constellation in mid-2020 aboard a Russian Soyuz-2 vehicle operated by GK Launch Services. The launch contract was made through Innovative Space Logistics BV (ISL) of Holland.

Canada-based Kepler already has two demonstration cubesats in orbit, launched in 2018 aboard a Chinese Long March 11 and an Indian PSLV rocket. Both these launches were organized by ISL.

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