Kleos Space S.A has confirmation that the Kleos Polar Vigilance Mission (KSF1) will launch from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station onboard the Spaceflight SXRS-5/SpaceX Transporter-2 Mission targeted for the 25 June 2021 (UTC).
Kleos CEO Andy Bowyer said, “We are looking forward to the launch, which will be livestreamed on our website https://kleos.space/vigilance/ . This launch is yet another key milestone for us, growing our data collection constellation and ultimately our product inventory”.
The four satellites will be deployed into a 525km Sun Synchronous orbit that will increase Kleos overall coverage density in the equatorial region and cover areas North and South of the Kleos Scouting Mission satellites, which successfully launched on in November into a 37-degree inclined orbit.
Kleos uses clusters of four satellites to collect radio transmissions over key areas of interest around the globe and after processing a geospatial data product is delivered to analytics and intelligence entities for government and commercial use – efficiently uncovering the locations of human activity on land and sea.
A third cluster of satellites, the Polar Patrol Mission (KSF2), is scheduled and will launch at the end of this year.