Inspired by Elon Musk’s recent post on Tesla's Master Plan, I felt it appropriate to try and map out what Kepler will look like over the next few years. But before I talk about our master plan, I think everyone needs a solid understanding of the why. That is why we’re building Kepler.
One of the most frequently asked questions we receive is "How are your satellites different?" While it is important to distinguish between Kepler and the work of incumbents such as Iridium, Globalstar, or Inmarsat, I believe the better question is "Why now?". Here's why.