KEPLER-2
Mission information
Name
KEPLER-2
Alternate Names
TARS
Satellite ID
VWHA-9593-2240-5566-2526
NORAD ID
46319
Country of Origin

Canada

Status
Satellite alive
Operational

Satellite is in orbit and operational

Image
KEPLER-2
Mission timeline
Launch Date
2020-09-03T00:00:00+00:00
Description

Kepler Communications, a small satellite startup, is designing a constellation of CubeSats for Internet of Things (IoT), machine-to-machine (M2M) and inter-satellite communications services. After the first initial prototypes, KIPP and CASE, Kepler added a third improved demonstration satelite called TARS (in honor of a fictional robot from the movie 'Interstellar'), which will be built by ÅAC Microtec. Besides the store and forward payload, TARS will also include a narrowband communications payload to carry small amounts of data from numerous Internet of Things devices. Additionally, the TARS satellite provides also space for Catapult's IOD-5 in-orbit demonstration mission.

Type
Transmitter
Downlink Mode
FM
Downlink Frequency
400800000
Baud
9600
Most Recent Observers
Observer Latest Data
SP7THR-UHF-KO10an 2022-02-09 19:04:34 UTC
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Orbital Elements
Latest Two-Line Element (TLE)
TLE Source
Celestrak (active)
TLE Updated
2022-11-29 23:23:36 UTC
TLE Set
1 46319U 20061AZ  22333.40788263  .00006234  00000+0  33060-3 0  9992
2 46319 97.4304 40.5920 0001428 339.5372 20.5803 15.15713152123510
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