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SpaceRyder Appoints Kepler Communications CEO Mina Mitry to Advisory Board
Mina Mitry joins SpaceRyde’s board of advisors and notes the importance of its on-demand space transportation service to the success of the development of the space economy. (Credit: SpaceRyde/Kepler Space)

Founder and CEO of Kepler Communications, Mina Mitry joins former SpaceX Vice President, Jeff Thornburg, as the newest member on SpaceRyde’s Board of Advisors.

TORONTO, Aug. 9, 2022 (SpaceRyder PR) — SpaceRyde, the world’s first rocket network providing on-demand cargo transportation from the Earth to the Moon and everywhere in between, announced today the addition of fellow Canadian space innovator and CEO of Kepler Communications, Mina Mitry, to the company’s Board of Advisors. Mitry will join SpaceRyde’s inaugural member; career space engineer leader and former Vice President of Propulsion Engineering at SpaceX, Jeff Thornburg on the board.

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  • August 12, 2022
Kepler Provides On-Orbit High-Capacity Data Service to Spire Global

TORONTO, ONTARIO – May 10th, 2022 (Kepler Communications PR) — Kepler Communications announces a contract with data, analytics, and space services company, Spire Global Inc. (“Spire”) (NYSE: SPIR) to bring high-capacity Ku-Band Service to the company’s satellites. Through this contract, Spire will gain access to Kepler’s robust Ku-Band technology, enabling the company to provide additional value to space services customers. The agreement will see Spire install Kepler’s Ku-Band payload on three initial satellites, with the option to scale to up to fifty satellites.

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  • May 10, 2022
Thales Alenia Space and Partners Awarded Two Contracts for Laser-communication Related to ESA’s Hydron

CANNES, France (Thales Alenia Space PR) — Thales Alenia Space recently kicked-off two projects related to HydRON, being funded by the European Space Agency (ESA). The two contracts will allow Thales Alenia Space, and its partners, to develop its own vision demonstrating the potential of laser-based satellite communication.

The past years have seen a quick expansion of communications infrastructures fuelled by the unprecedented rise in the volume of data streams that circle the globe. This demand is also felt in the aerospace sector, where interconnection and integrative network concepts across orbits and across the globe are key to fulfil the demands of the future.

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  • February 23, 2022
Leaf Space Successfully Enables 13 Satellites on SpaceX Transporter-3 Rideshare Mission

Leading Ground Segment as-a-Service Provider Establishes Communications Within Hours of Deployment

WASHINGTON, Feb. 3, 2022 —  Leaf Space, a leading provider of ground segment as-a-service (GSaaS) solutions, announced today that it has established successful communications with all 13 satellites from five different customers including D-OrbitNanoAvionicsKepler CommunicationsSen and Fossa Systems, that the company supported on SpaceX’s latest Transporter-3 rideshare mission. Customers were able to interact and communicate with their assets in just a few hours from deployment, following the launch on Falcon 9 from Cape Canaveral on Jan. 13.

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  • February 4, 2022
Kepler Communications Announces Testing of ÆTHER™ Network with Spire Global

TORONTO, December 16, 2021 (Kepler Communications PR) — Kepler Communications announced today the signing of a contract with Spire Global, Inc. (“Spire”) (NYSE: SPIR), a leading global provider of space-based data, analytics, and space services, to launch a test of Kepler’s ÆTHER network. This will serve as an initial test bed for Kepler’s ÆTHER service and will also help Spire evaluate how the technology can support its goal to collect accurate, timely and global data.

Announced at Satellite 2021, ÆTHER is the fulfilment of Kepler’s mission to enable the space economy by delivering the infrastructure for always-on, real-time connectivity to space-based assets. With ÆTHER, Kepler will solve one of the key challenges facing low earth orbit missions, which is limited connectivity with Earth, by relaying data through the ÆTHER network. Without an always-on, real-time communications link, operators must wait until the satellite is above a ground station to learn about the health of the asset, confirm satellite location, or identify anomalous behavior. In addition, the value of the data collected by satellites diminishes with time until it eventually reaches Earth. By providing an always on, real-time link to satellites, Kepler’s ÆTHER service delivers an important new service to the space community, while opening a new market for Kepler’s satellite technology.

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  • December 16, 2021
MDA Awarded Initial Design Phase Contract for Lunar Rover

Engages expert pan-Canadian team of small businesses, scientists and academics

BRAMPTON, Ont. (MDA PR) — MDA Ltd. (TSX:MDA), a leading provider of advanced technology and services to the rapidly-expanding global space industry, today announced that it has been awarded a contract by the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) to undertake a Phase A initial design study for a Canadian Lunar Rover mission to the Moon.

As part of the CSA’s Lunar Exploration Accelerator Program (LEAP), the Lunar Rover will advance eight key technologies that are foundational building blocks for planetary rovers, including mobility, communications, operations, thermal control for lunar night survival, power generation and storage, and semi-autonomous plus autonomous operations.

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  • November 11, 2021
Kepler Awarded ÆTHER Contract by ESA

TORONTO, October 18th, 2021 (Kepler Communications PR) — Kepler Communications announced today that ÆTHER, Kepler’s recently announced solution for in-space connectivity, is continuing to build momentum and has been validated with a contract win with the European Space Agency (ESA).  The value of the contract, which will see the delivery of hardware terminals capable of connecting other space assets to Kepler’s LEO communication network, is €500,000 [CAD $717,297/USD $582,725].  This contract was awarded under a programme of and funded by the European Space Agency.

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  • October 20, 2021
Former Blue Origin Senior VP Stephen Bennett Joins Kepler Communications as COO

TORONTO, September 14, 2021 (Kepler Communications PR) — Space company Kepler Communications announced today that Stephen (Steve) Bennett will be joining the Kepler Team as Chief Operating Officer effective September 20th, to contribute his expertise to accelerating Kepler’s next phase of growth.

This key executive hire follows closely behind Kepler’s successful Series B round, announced in June 2021. At that time, Kepler announced that the funding would advance the company mission of delivering connectivity to other satellites and on-orbit assets, specifically identifying the start of Kepler’s GEN2 satellite program. The formation of a second international subsidiary, Kepler Communications US Inc, was also highlighted.

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  • September 14, 2021
Kymeta Demonstrates LEO and GEO SATCOM Interoperability During Military Battle Lab Exercise

The Kymeta u8 terminal is the first and only terminal available today capable of establishing COTM and COTP with LEO and GEO constellations

REDMOND, Wash. (Kymeta PR) — Kymeta, the communications company making mobile global, announced today seamless interoperability between the Kymeta™ u8 terminal, Kepler Communications low earth orbit (LEO) satellites, and geostationary (GEO) SATCOM terminals at an annual military battle lab exercise focused on the integration of operations, intelligence, and technology.

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  • July 22, 2021