October 2019

News on key developments at SupremeSAT, and general news on the Space and Satellite industry from across the web

Kepler Communications to launch on Soyuz in 2020 – Satellite News Digest

Kepler Communications has signed a launch agreement with Innovative Space Logistics B.V (ISL) working with GK Launch Services to deploy two satellites into Sun-synchronous orbit in Q2-Q3 2020. The satellites will be the first of multiple batches of the next-generation platform, forming part of Kepler’s Low-Earth Orbit (LEO) constellation for global data services. http://www.sat-nd.com/archive/?id=2019100700

Jason 2/OSTM mission ends after 11 successful years – Satellite News Digest

The Jason-2/Ocean Surface Topography Mission (OSTM), the third in a U.S.-European series of satellite missions designed to measure sea surface height, successfully ended its science mission on 1 October. NASA and its mission partners made the decision to end the mission after detecting deterioration in the spacecraft’s power system. http://www.sat-nd.com/archive/?id=2019100601