KIPP, CASE (Kepler) Satellites

KIPP, CASE (Kepler)
Spacecraft name KIPP, CASE (Kepler)
Spacecraft type CubeSat
Units or mass 3U
Entity name Kepler Communications
Institution Company
Entity Commercial
Nation (HQ) Canada
Nation (AIT) UK
Manufacturer AIVT by AAC Clyde Space
Operator Kepler Communications
Launch brokerer ISILaunch

Pathfinder for upcoming constellation for IoT/M2M and wideband communications.


Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications market, and in particular the Internet of Things (IoT). Localized and extremely economical terminals that can aggregate data from IoT devices. Novel Software Defined Radio (SDR), electronically steerable antenna array, and networking protocol, in combination with inter-satellite links

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COTS subsystems
  • OBSW - Bright Ascension
  • MCS - Bright Ascension
  • PLATFORM - Clyde Space
  • OBC - Clyde Space with GPS
  • STAR TRACKER - Berlin Space Technologies (BST) ST200
  • ADCS - Clyde Space
  • ADM - Clyde Space Deployable Turnstile Antenna
  • BATTERY - Clyde Space
  • EPS - Clyde Space
  • SOLAR PANELS - Clyde Space
  • STRUCTURE - Clyde Space
  • RWS - Clyde Space
  • SUN SENSOR - Solar MEMS NanoSSOC-D60
Keywords Ku-band

Related Spacecraft

Name Status Rocket Launch Orbit
Kepler 1 KIPP (Kepler-0) Reentry 2024-04-17. Was operational (Personal contact 2020-12-27) Long March 11 2018-01-19 500 km, 97.5 deg
Kepler 2 CASE (Kepler-1, CASE) Reentry 2023-02-23. Was operational (Personal contact) PSLV, (C43) 2018-11-29 485 km, 97.5 deg

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