TARS (Kepler) Satellite

TARS (Kepler)
TARS (Kepler)
TARS (Kepler)
TARS (Kepler)
Spacecraft Kepler 3 TARS (IOD-5, Kepler-2)
Form factor 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)
Organization Kepler Communications
Institution Company
Entity type Commercial
Nation (HQ) Canada
Nation (AIT) UK
Manufacturer AIVT by AAC Clyde Space
Operator Kepler Communications
Partners UK Satellite Applications Catapult
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

Sources [1]
Photo sources [1] [2] [3] [4]
COTS subsystems
  • PLATFORM - Clyde Space
  • OBSW - Bright Ascension
Subsystems sources [1]
Keywords Ku-band
On the same launch

Last modified: 2024-05-29

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