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Kleos Space satellites to launch in August 2019

The company’s first Kleos Space satellite system, known as Kleos Scouting Mission (KSM), will deliver commercially available data and perform as a technology demonstration.
Kleos Space satellites to launch in August 2019
Assembled Kleos Scouting Mission satellites

Kleos Space S.A. (ASX:KSS) has confirmed the Kleos Scouting Mission (KSM) is set to launch in August 2019 on a Rocket Lab electron launch vehicle.

Preparations by Kleos on the KSM satellites are on track for mission readiness and will be onsite for flight preparation as soon as the Rocket Lab customer area can accept the Kleos team for integration activities.

Satellite testing will conclude with a complete system test using KSAT (Kleos Scouting Mission ground station service provider) specialist ground station equipment prior to flight acceptance review and the dispatch to the launch site.

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Kleos Space chief executive officer Bowyer said: “Kleos’ technical team have applied themselves exceptionally well to achieve this stage mission-readiness for the Kleos’ Scouting Mission.

“We continue to optimise the post-launch phase of the mission to ensure revenue generating data starts flowing as quick as possible.

“The technical team have also worked well with GomSpace to improve the satellites capabilities further enhancing our offer to the market.”

READ: Kleos Space scouting mission satellites on track for launch

Rocket Lab’s senior vice president of global launch services Lars Hoffman said the team was proud to provide Kleos with responsive and tailored access to orbit.

“We’re excited to give the Kleos Scouting Mission satellites a first-class ride to orbit on electron,” he said.

“We’ve worked closely with the Kleos team to design a tailored rideshare mission that lays the strong foundation for a future constellation.”

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