Kleos Scouting mission. (Credit: Kleos Space)
Luxembourg, 21 October 201 (Kleos Space PR) — Kleos Space S.A (ASX:KSS, Frankfurt:KS1), a space-powered Radio Frequency Reconnaissance data-as-a-service (DaaS) company, has received confirmation that the Kleos Scouting Mission1 will launch on a PSLV rocket from Chennai, India in December 2019.
Kleos’ cluster of four satellites are confirmed as mission-ready for PSLV integration. Technical effort has ensured the satellites will function with dispensers for the PSLV rocket. The satellites have passed a deployer fit check which confirms satellites conform to the PSLV requirements.
The Scouting Mission satellites will launch from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre aboard PSLV C49 (a rideshare launch including satellites from other organisations such as Spire Global) into a 37-degree inclination delivering optimised revisit rates over crucial shipping regions including the Strait of Hormuz, South China Sea and East and West African coasts compared to the original Sun Synchronous orbit. The four-week launch preparation schedule will commence in mid-November with shipping of high purity butane satellite fuel to the launch integration facility in Chennai.
While launch preparations are underway, Kleos remains focused on securing additional Government and commercial pre-order contracts and is on track to achieve first revenues in Q1 2020. ...