TARS (Kepler)
TARS (Kepler)
TARS (Kepler)
TARS (Kepler)
Name Kepler 3 TARS (IOD-5, Kepler-2)
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 6U
Status Operational (Personal contact)
Launched 2020-09-02
NORAD ID 46319
Deployer QuadPack (XL) [ISISpace]
Launcher Vega (Small Satellite Mission Service)
Organisation Kepler Communications
Institution Company
Entity Commercial
Nation (HQ) Canada
Nation (AIT) UK
Manufacturer AIVT by AAC Clyde Space
Operator Kepler Communications
Costs $880,000 grant for the mission (actual CubeSat costs unknown)

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


New high-capability satellite, which will be the final prototype prior to Kepler’s roll-out of their GEN1 constellation beginning in 2019. Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications market, and in particular the Internet of Things (IoT). Novel Software Defined Radio (SDR), electronically steerable antenna array, and networking protocol, in combination with inter-satellite links

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Keywords Ku-band

Last modified: 2022-12-29
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