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Kleos’ Observer Mission Update

By Keith Cowing
Press Release
Kleos Space S.A.
January 10, 2023
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Kleos’ Observer Mission Update
Kleos Space S.A.

Kleos Space S.A. (ASX: KSS, Frankfurt: KS1), a space-powered defence & intelligence technology Company, announces that two-way communication has been achieved with all four Observer Mission
(KSF3) satellites that launched successfully on 3rd January aboard the Transporter-6 SpaceX mission.

Bi-directional communication has been achieved with all four Observer Mission satellites. The satellites’ systems are confirmed healthy.

The satellite developer Innovative Solutions In Space (ISISPACE) will now assist with the Launch and Early Operation Phase (LEOP) including bus and payload commissioning, calibrating the Attitude Determination and Control System (ADCS), and manoeuvring the satellites into their operational formation.

Kleos CTO Vincent Furia said: “We are excited to be further expanding our data collection capacity to feed our signal processing technology to deliver actionable and valuable intelligence to our customers.”

The Kleos proprietary technology platform uses signal processing techniques to convert the raw data collected from sensors onboard Kleos’ RF data collection satellite constellation that is designed to collect and downlink RF data accurately and with redundancy, into actionable intelligence.

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 Observation Mission, is scheduled to be launched today. For more information visit:

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