Commercial Soyuz launches with Kepler Communications satellites

Soyuz-2.1a launch of the commercial mission by GK Launch Services with two Kepler Communication satellites onboard. Credit: Roscomos.

After being delayed an additional day due to a power issue at the launch site, a commercial Soyuz-2.1a with 38 satellites onboard, including two from Kepler Communications, launched at a 2:07 am ET today. In a news release, Kepler touted a new record for Canadian satellites.

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