All systems go for Kleos Space

By Jonathan Nally
Wednesday, 07 March, 2018

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Luxembourg-based satellite company Kleos Space has signed an agreement with GomSpace to launch the initial satellite system — the Scouting Mission — of the company’s proposed constellation.

The Scouting Mission will be the first step in Kleos Space’s Geolocation Intelligence Mission, which will gather globally geolocated radio transmission data.

The company said the data will be sold as Activity Based Intelligence (ABI) for search and rescue, maritime security and regulatory intelligence purposes, for users for whom quality geospatial intelligence and situational awareness is essential.

It added that this data will be particularly useful for government agencies and companies in countries such as Australia.

“Kleos Space’s proprietary In-Space Manufacturing technology enables the deployment of very large structures in space,” said Andy Bowyer, director of Kleos Space.

“The company aims to leverage this proprietary technology, with its first application being the Geolocation Intelligence Mission.”

The contract with GomSpace is valued at over $3.5 million, and the first elements of the constellation are due for launch in early 2019.

Following a successful seed fund raising, Kleos Space has announced its intention to list on the ASX in May 2018.

Image courtesy NASA.

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