Kleos Space S.A. (ASX: KSS, Frankfurt: KS1), (Kleos or Company) has completed all acceptance reviews and the company’s satellites are mission ready awaiting transport to Rocket Lab’s Launch Complex 1 in Mahia, New Zealand.
The satellites in the Kleos’ Scouting Mission1 are now secured in their protective Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) boxes — designed to prevent damage to the hardware in the event of a discharge of static electricity. Sensitive devices are protected at all times during manufacture/assembly, transport, handling, and storage.
Kleos’ CTO Miles Ashcroft said that the firm’s satellites have undergone and successfully passed the full test suite and they are formally, technically, accepted as mission ready. The company awaits the ‘green light’ from launch partners Rocket Lab to dispatch to Launch Complex 1 in New Zealand for flight preparation and integration onto the launch vehicle.”
The multi-satellite Scouting Mission system will form the foundation of a constellation that delivers a global picture of hidden maritime activity, enhancing the intelligence capability of government and commercial entities when AIS (Automatic Identification System) is defeated, imagery is unclear, or targets are out of patrol range. The first scouting mission is made up of 4x nanosatellites built by GomSpace in Denmark.