Kleos Space Looks to Build Activity Based Intelligence Service With Satellite Constellation

Concept image of a Kleos satellite. Credit: Kleos Space S.A.

Kleos Space is looking to build a satellite constellation that will collect radio transmissions data that is currently hidden from detection for commercial and government civil and defence clients.

The company has signed GomSpace to build the constellation of 20 satellites, with the first set of up to three nanosatellites ready for launch by mid-2019. Last week, the company announced that Rocket Labs had been contracted as their launch provider.

Kleos a fascinating startup. It’s founders are British, but decided to base the business in Luxembourg and then go public in Australia.

The company has already won contracts and has begun to build its new Data as a Service (DaaS) platform called Guardian ABI (Activity Based Intelligence).

It’s part of a new breed of small satellite startups looking to build itself a place in the Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) market space by taking advantage of commercial off the shelf products, placing those sensors on nanosatellites and building a new data platform

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About Marc Boucher

Boucher is an entrepreneur, writer, editor & publisher. He is the founder of SpaceQ Media Inc. and CEO and co-founder of SpaceRef Interactive LLC. Boucher has 20+ years working in various roles in the space industry and a total of 30 years as a technology entrepreneur including creating Maple Square, Canada's first internet directory and search engine.

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