Kleos Targets Late 2021 SpaceX Launch for its Third Satellite Cluster

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  • New agreement with rideshare provider Spaceflight Inc. to launch the KSF2 Polar Patrol Mission – Kleos’ third satellite cluster.
  • Kleos’ second satellite cluster KSF1 Polar Vigilance on track to launch in mid-2021 aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9.
  • Commissioning of the company’s successfully launched Scouting Mission satellites nears completion, software commissioning and revenues to follow.
  • Kleos’ satellites enhance the detection of illegal activity, including drug and people smuggling, illegal fishing and border & security challenges.

LUXEMBOURG (Kleos Space PR) — Kleos Space S.A (ASX:KSS, Frankfurt:KS1), a space-powered Radio Frequency Reconnaissance data-as-a-service (DaaS) company, has signed a new contract with rideshare provider Spaceflight Inc. to launch its third satellite cluster (KSF2) in December 2021 aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, further growing the constellation.

The four KSF2 Polar Patrol Mission satellites will launch into a 500-600km Sun Synchronous orbit, complementing Kleos’ first and second satellite clusters and increasing cover over key maritime areas of interest (e.g. double the coverage over both Poles).

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Spaceflight Inc. Signs Multiple Launch Agreements to Start 2021, Leveraging Its Success Managing Both “Bus and Taxi” Smallsat Launches

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Company reveals more dedicated launches, propulsive OTVs, and GTO/lunar missions to satisfy growing demand for flexible and comprehensive launch services

SEATTLE, March 3, 2021 (Spaceflight Inc.) — Spaceflight Inc., the global launch services provider, announced it has started the year by signing several significant launch agreements with a wide range of organizations, including growing constellations needing routine and reliable launch schedules, smaller payloads requiring affordable bus-like options to popular orbits, firms needing regulatory and logistical guidance, as well as those seeking a personalized taxi service from loading dock to final orbital destination.

Organizations that recently signed launch deals with Spaceflight include Lynk, Astro Digital, Kleos, BlackSky, Umbra, Orbit Fab and several undisclosed U.S. government payloads.

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Kleos Completes Key Satellite Development Milestone for Mid-year SpaceX Launch

Kleos Scouting mission. (Credit: Kleos Space)
  • Polar Vigilance Mission (KSF1) satellites have passed a hardware critical design review milestone with satellite builder ISISPACE
  • Satellites now enter Assembly Phase with ISISPACE for a mid-2021 launch onboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 vehicle
  • Kleos’ Scouting Mission satellites (KSM1) in commission and test phases

Luxembourg – Kleos Space S.A. (ASX: KSS, Frankfurt: KS1,) a space-powered Radio Frequency Reconnaissance data-as-a-service (DaaS) company, confirms its second satellite cluster, the Polar Vigilance Mission (KSF1), has successfully completed a hardware critical design review milestone for a launch mid-year onboard a SpaceX Falcon 9.

Satellite developer ISISPACE, conducts the design progress in the Netherlands. Passing this milestone ensures that Kleos’ Polar Vigilance Mission satellites can enter the assembly and verification phase. This exciting stage leads to final integration, testing and delivery of the satellites for launch.

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Kleos Builds Global Senior Sales Leadership Team, Prepares for Commercialisation

  • Kleos has appointed experienced industry executive Eric von Eckartsberg as its Chief Revenue Officer to lead global sales
  • New sales team appointments include Guillermo Gutierrez as Product Manager and Alex Johnson as Sales Executive
  • Follows appointment of Heribert Krämer as COO, and establishment of US Engineering Office in Denver last month

LUXEMBOURG (Kleos Space PR) — Kleos Space S.A. (ASX: KSS, Frankfurt: KS1), a space-powered Radio Frequency Reconnaissance data-as-a-service (DaaS) company, continues to strengthen its global senior leadership team, appointing seasoned industry executive Eric von Eckartsberg as its Chief Revenue Officer.

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Kleos Appoints Chief Operating Officer

  • Heribert Krämer appointed as COO to service Kleos growth following successful satellite launch
  • Extensive operational experience as COO to be applied to Kleos development

LUXEMBOURG (Kleos Space PR) — Kleos Space S.A. (ASX: KSS, Frankfurt: KS1), a space-powered Radio Frequency Reconnaissance data-as-a-service (DaaS) company, is pleased to announce that it appointed Heribert Krämer as Chief Operating Officer who will join the team headquartered in Luxembourg on 1st January 2021.

Mr Krämer is a highly qualified professional who brings a significant expertise to the company, having held diverse senior leadership roles with extensive experience in operations management, change management and business transformation. Mr Krämer’s experience will be instrumental in driving growth for Kleos, managing upcoming change and managing the company’s profitability.

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Kleos Space Raises $13.8 Million to Progress Next Satellite Clusters

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  • Scouting Mission Satellites Launch and Early Orbit phase (LEOP) on track
  • Successful KSM1 launch supports A$19 million (11.7 mill. EUR) placement
  • Placement proceeds to deliver a further two satellite clusters
  • Strong institutional and sophisticated investor support

LUXEMBOURG, 11 November 2020 (Kleos Space PR) — Kleos Space S.A. (ASX: KSS, Frankfurt: KS1), a space-powered Radio Frequency Reconnaissance data provider, is pleased to announce that it has received commitments to raise A$19 million (equivalent to 11.7 million EUR or 13.8 million USD) via a placement of approximately 26,388,889 new ordinary fully paid CDIs.1

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India Launches Earth Observation Satellite, 9 Secondary Payloads

  • India’s first launch of 2020 lofts 10 satellites
  • ISRO has been hampered by the COVID-19 pandemic
  • India typically launches five or six times per year
  • Secondary payloads included four Kleos Space maritime applications satellites and four Lemur multi-mission satellites for Spire

SRIHARIKOTA, India (ISRO PR) — Today, India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, in its fifty first flight (PSLV-C49), successfully launched EOS-01 along with nine international customer satellites from the First Launch Pad of Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR, Sriharikota. 

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Kleos Space’s Team Completes Final Preparations Before Launch of Scouting Mission Satellites

Kleos Scouting mission. (Credit: Kleos Space)

LUXEMBOURG, 29 October 2020 (Kleos Space PR) — Kleos Space S.A. a space-powered Radio Frequency Reconnaissance data-as-a-service (DaaS) company confirms that its team of mission engineers have completed the final preparation of the Kleos’ four Scouting Mission satellites prior to launch on board the PSLV C49.

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Kleos Space’s Launch Team Arrive in India for Final Launch Preparations

LUXEMBOURG, 16 October 2020 (Kleos Space PR) – Kleos Space S.A, a space-powered Radio Frequency Reconnaissance data-as-a-service (DaaS) company, confirms that their team mission experts have arrived in Chennai, India in preparation for the launch of Kleos’ four Scouting Mission nanosatellites aboard PSLV C49 from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, with launch targeted for the 1st half of November 2020.

Despite the unprecedented 2020 challenges of the launch industry to follow schedule, Kleos Space’s Gavin Bowyer supported by Ed Stevens from In-Space and mission manager Marcy Rugland from Spaceflight arrived in Chennai yesterday at 3:00 am local time.

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Spaceflight Inc. Launch Cadence Accelerates with Upcoming Electron and PSLV Missions to Expand Constellations

Kleos Scouting Mission (Credit: Kleos Space)

Rideshare provider to deploy nine spacecraft for customers Canon Electronics, Kleos Space and Spire on next two missions

SEATTLE – October 14, 2020 – Spaceflight Inc., the leading satellite rideshare and mission management provider, today announced it will execute two launches on two different continents in a matter of weeks; one aboard a Rocket Lab Electron and the other on NewSpace India Limited’s (NSIL) PSLV. For both missions, Spaceflight arranged the launch and is providing mission management and rideshare integration services for its customers Canon Electronics, Kleos Space and Spire.

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Kleos Space Scouting Mission Launch Scheduled for November

Kleos Scouting Mission (Credit: Kleos Space)

LUXEMBOURG, 17 September 2020 (Kleos Space PR) — Kleos Space S.A (ASX:KSS, Frankfurt:KS1), a space-powered Radio Frequency Reconnaissance data-as-a-service (DaaS) company is pleased to provide an update on the Kleos Scouting Mission launching on the Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) PSLV-C49 Mission from Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC), Sriharikota Range in India (SHAR).

The Company has been informed (by NSIL via Spaceflight Inc.) that the launch of the four Kleos satellites planned on-board PSLV-C49 mission is being targeted during the 1st half of November 2020, based on the current status of planning of activities. This schedule is subject to change due to operational circumstances beyond NSIL control.

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Kleos to Launch Second Satellite Cluster on SpaceX Falcon 9

Kleos Scouting Mission (Credit: Kleos Space)

LUXEMBOURG, 13 August 2020 (Kleos Space PR) — Kleos Space (ASX: KSS, Frankfurt: KS1), a space-powered Radio Frequency Reconnaissance data-as-a-service company, today announces that as part of the expansion of its constellation a contract has been signed with rideshare provider Spaceflight Inc to manifest a cluster of Kleos satellites on the SpaceX Falcon 9 launch, scheduled for mid-2021.

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Kleos Space Placement and Strategic Integrator Partner Signed

Kleos Scouting Mission (Credit: Kleos Space)
  • Placement of 10,000,000 CDIs1 at for a total €1.8 million raise
  • An Integrator and Channel Partner Agreement with Red Group Technologies Inc. (RGT) for their advanced analytics product suite

LUXEMBOURG, 10 July 2020 (Kleos Space PR) — Kleos Space S.A. (ASX: KSS, Frankfurt: KS1), a space-powered Radio Frequency Reconnaissance data provider, has received commitments from entities controlled by Janet Cameron to raise €1.8 million via the issue of 10,000,000 new ordinary fully paid CDIs.

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Kleos Space Awarded Contract on Micro-Satellite Military Utility Project

Kleos Scouting Mission (Credit: Kleos Space)

LUXEMBOURG, 19 May 2020 (Kleos Space PR) — Kleos Space (ASX: KSS, Frankfurt: KS1), a space-powered RF reconnaissance data-as-a-service (DaaS) company, has been awarded a contract to prepare Kleos data to be accessed by the Micro-Satellite Military Utility (MSMU Project) Project Arrangement (PA) which is an agreement under the Responsive Space Capabilities Memorandum of Understanding involving the Departments and Ministries of Defense of Australia, Canada, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, United Kingdom and United States.

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Kleos Space Makes Key Appointment, Expands US and Middle East Sales Operations

  • Retired US Air Force Colonel recruited to support growth in Business Development
  • Kleos to draw on 22 years specialist military and intelligence experience
  • Appointment opens Middle East opportunities, and expands US operations

LUXEMBOURG, 26 March 2020 (Kleos Space PR) — Kleos Space (ASX: KSS, Frankfurt: KS1), a space-powered Radio Frequency Reconnaissance data-as-a-service (DaaS) company, has appointed Sean McKay1 as senior business developer for US and Middle East operations.

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