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First satellites of Kepler’s constellation launched

Soyuz launch of the three Gonets M satellites, Kepler Communications Kepler-4 and Kepler-5 satellites and 17 other small satellites.

This morning at 7:20 am EDT, a Russian Soyuz rocket launched from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northeastern Russia. On-board were three Russian Gonets M telecommunication satellites as the primary payload, along with 19 small satellites as the secondary payload, including the first two Generation One (Gen1) satellites for Kepler Communications Low Earth Orbit Internet of Things (IoT) constellation. This page is for subscribers only. Already …

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Kepler LEO constellation satellites set to launch

Kepler TARS satellite

Kepler Communications last demonstration satellite, TARS, is now scheduled to launch on August 31 on an Arianespace Vega launcher. That launch has been delayed almost a year. The first delay was the failure of the preceding Vega mission which necessitated a launch failure investigation. Then came the pandemic, and finally weather delays. Now, even as Kepler breathes a sigh of relief as TARS is finally …

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