Kleos Space (ASX:KSS)- CEO, Andy Bowyer
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  • Kleos Space S.A (KSS) confirms its Patrol Mission satellites are on track to launch onboard the Transporter-3 SpaceX mission in January 2022
  • The Patrol Mission satellites have been travelling from the Netherlands to the launch facility at Cape Canaveral in Florida, where they are being prepared for flight
  • The launch will increase Kleos’ reconnaissance capability to three clusters of four satellites each, making a total of twelve satellites patrolling against illegal activity
  • The company’s fourth cluster, the Observer Mission, is scheduled to launch in mid-2022
  • Kleos was up 2.9 per cent, trading at 71 cents at 12:28 pm AEDT.

Kleos Space S.A (KSS) has confirmed its Patrol Mission satellites are on track to launch onboard the Transporter-3 SpaceX mission in January 2022.

The milestone means the satellites have successfully passed the final technical hurdles with satellite builder, Innovative Solutions In Space (ISISPACE).

The Patrol Mission satellites have been travelling from the Netherlands to the launch integration facility at Cape Canaveral in Florida, where they are being prepared for flight, inserted into dispensers, and integrated into the launch vehicle by Spaceflight.

The launch will increase Kleos’ reconnaissance capability to three clusters of four satellites each, making a total of twelve satellites patrolling against illegal activity such as piracy, drug smuggling and border security challenges.

Launching into a maximum 600-kilometre sun-synchronous orbit, the four Patrol Mission satellites will expand Kleos’ data collection capability by up to an additional 119 million square kilometres per day.

This will also enable Kleos to increase its average daily revisit rate over a 15-degree latitude area of interest to around five times a day.

Kleos Space CEO Andy Bowyer said the company has been rapidly building its constellation to raise the volume of data available to customers.

“Each new mission features enhanced hardware and software capability, leveraging the learnings of earlier launches,” Mr Bowyer.

“The improved collection capability of the Patrol Mission is key for our government and commercial data subscribers.

“The value of our independent geolocation data grows in line with revisit rates, as it enables subscribers to use the data to establish pattern of life behaviour or tip and cue with existing datasets to improve the identification of illegal maritime and land-based activity.”

The company’s fourth cluster, the Observer Mission, is scheduled to launch in mid-2022.

Kleos was up 2.9 per cent, trading at 71 cents at 12:28 pm AEDT.

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