- Press Release
- Jan 30, 2023
Kleos’ Observer Mission Targeted for 3 January Launch
Kleos Space S.A. (ASX: KSS, Frankfurt: KS1), a space-powered defence & intelligence technology Company, announces its four Observer Mission (KSF3) satellites are manifested to launch on 3rd January aboard the Transporter-6 SpaceX mission. The launch window opens at approximately 09:56 a.m. EST (14:56 UTC or 15:56 CET).
The Observer Mission satellites will launch into a 525km sun synchronous orbit under contract with Spaceflight Inc., who provided the launch and integration services through ISISPACE. The satellites have been integrated with the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket at the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station launch site in Florida.
Kleos CEO Alan Khalili said, “We are continuing to build our data collection capacity to feed our signal processing technology to meet demand for our intelligence products.
The Observer Mission satellites will enhance the current data collection constellation, with the Vigilance Mission already collecting and delivering data, and the Patrol Mission soon coming online. We are continuing to leverage learnings from earlier launches to accelerate in-orbit commissioning for the Observer Mission.”
The launch will be livestreamed on Kleos’ website at https://kleos.space/satellite-launch-observer/
For further information, please contact: Kleos Space S.A.
Kleos is a Space-powered defence & intelligence technology Company with operations in Luxembourg, the U.S. and U.K. Kleos uses RF sensors in Space to collect radio transmissions (RF Data) in key areas of interest around the globe. Collected data is processed through Kleos’ proprietary processing platform delivering an intelligence output, in order to efficiently uncover and expose activity on land and sea. Intelligence product customers, including analytics and intelligence entities, license data on a subscription basis (Data-as-a-Service aka DaaS), for government and commercial use cases – aiding better and faster decision making. Kleos’ first satellite cluster, the Scouting Mission (KSM), successfully launched in November 2020 and performed as a test and technology demonstration whilst collecting data. The Company’s second satellite cluster, the Vigilance Mission, successfully launched in June 2021 and its Patrol Mission launched in April 2022. Kleos’ fourth cluster, the Observer Mission, is targeted for an early 2023 launch. For more information visit: www.kleos.space