Third heaviest satellite launched by Kepler Communications into space at 4 kg
Operated by Kepler Communications of Canada, Kepler-2 CASE is a commercial satellite launched for the purpose of communications.
Delivered via PSLV (launch vehicle) from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, it was launched into space on 29 November 2018 and orbits the Earth as a sun-synchronous LEO satellite. Kepler-2 CASE was constructed by Clyde Space (UK).
Kepler-2 CASE has a launch mass of 4 kg and orbits around the Earth with the COSPAR ID 2018-096L and NORAD ID 43729.
Taking 95 minutes to orbit the Earth, the satellite's perigee, which is the point of the orbit closest to the Earth's center of mass, is 476km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 500km. The eccentricity of the orbit is 1.75E-03 and it orbits at an inclination of 97 degrees to the equatorial plane of the Earth.