Kepler Communications was awarded two contributions by the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) to help accelerate developments on electrically steerable antenna technologies for small satellites. This technology will help to improve the data transfer capabilities and economics on Kepler’s growing low-Earth orbit constellation.
The first contribution awarded is focused on developing an electrically steerable antenna using low-cost off-the-shelf components that can adhere to the strict size, weight, and power constraints of a small satellite platform. The funding from the CSA will help to elevate the antenna technology to the point where it could be flown on a technology demonstration mission in late 2021.
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