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Kepler Secures $92M in Series C Funding for Internet-Ready Satellite Project

Kepler Secures $92M in Series C Funding for Internet-Ready Satellite Project - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Kepler Communications has raised $92 million in Series C funding for an Internet-ready optical data relay infrastructure it plans to launch in space in 2024.

The latest financing round, which was led by IA Ventures, brings Kepler’s capital to more than $200 million for a project that will complement its radio frequency network in space, the company said Thursday.

Kepler is working on deploying two relay satellites with near-orthogonal planes connected by software-defined access-compatible optical inter-satellite links. The systems will travel synchronous with the sun, and will provide real-time, high-speed Internet service to customers by early 2025.

With two Pathfinder satellites scheduled for launch in the fall, Kepler will have a total of 21 communication systems in space.

“Internet services on Earth completely transformed civilization, and we believe extending the Internet to space will have the same far-reaching impact,” said Kepler CEO Mina Mitry.

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Written by Jamie Bennet

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