In a first of its kind event, Canadian nano-satellite Kepler has successfully established satellite-based broadband connectivity in the Arctic. The satellite has successfully achieved the speed of over 100 Mbps in demonstrations.
Kepler provided the high-bandwidth internet connection to a German icebreaker sea vessel that acts as a mobile lab for the MOSAiC research expedition. Bulk data transmission has been a challenge for researchers working on the poles of Earth.
The success of Kepler has opened doors for establishing high-bandwidth connectivity on both the poles.
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