- Kleos’ four Polar Vigilance satellites will launch from Cape Canaveral in Florida aboard the Spaceflight SXRS-5/SpaceX Transporter-2 Mission
- Four Satellites to be Launched into a 525km Sun Synchronous orbit
- Polar Vigilance satellites increase Kleos’ coverage to the north and south of its Scouting Mission
- Development of Kleos’ third satellite cluster, the Polar Patrol Mission cluster, on track to launch in late 2021 onboard a SpaceX Falcon 9
Kleos Space S.A. (ASX: KSS, Frankfurt: KS1,) a space-powered Radio Frequency Reconnaissance data-as-a-service (DaaS) company advises that the launch of its second satellite cluster, the Polar Vigilance Mission, is planned for this Friday 25 June 2021 aboard the Spaceflight SXRS-5/SpaceX Transporter-2 Mission from Cape Canaveral.
Launch time: between Friday 2.56pm-3.54pm (Florida) / Saturday 4.56am-5.54am AEST
Launch site with live link : https://kleos.space/vigilance/
Deployed into a 525km Sun Synchronous orbit from Cape Canaveral in Florida, the Polar Vigilance satellites will enhance Kleos’ global coverage and data collection capability. It broadens the coverage range of the original 37-degree inclination of the Scouting Mission satellites, which successfully launched in November 2020. Meanwhile, development of Kleos’ third satellite cluster – the Polar Patrol Mission – is on track for launch in late 2021 aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9.
Kleos’ satellites detect and geolocate radio frequency transmissions to improve the detection of illegal activity, including piracy, drug and people smuggling, border security challenges and illegal fishing. Unlike conventional intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance datasets, Kleos’ technology is effective irrespective of the presence of positioning systems, such as Automatic Identification Systems (AIS), unclear imagery, poor weather, or targets being out of patrol range. Its global activity-based data is sold as-a-service with more than 160 governments and commercial entities interested in its independent geolocation intelligence.
About Kleos Space S.A.
Kleos Space S.A. (ASX: KSS) is a space enabled, activity-based intelligence, data as a service company based in Luxembourg. Kleos Space aims to guard borders, protect assets and save lives by delivering global activity-based intelligence and geolocation as a service. The first Kleos Space satellite system, known as Kleos Scouting Mission (KSM), will deliver commercially available data and perform as a technology demonstration. KSM will be the keystone for a later global high capacity constellation. The Scouting Mission will deliver targeted daily services with the full constellation delivering near-real-time global observation. For more information please visit: www.kleos.space.