Kleos finalises launch preparations at launch site

  • Mission team travel to launch site from 18th March to finalise satellite launch preparations at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Chennai, India.
  • Kleos’ Scouting Mission satellites are in India awaiting launch aboard PSLV C49.
  • Scouting Mission satellites will detect and geolocate maritime radio frequency transmissions to enhance situational awareness at sea.
  • Kleos to generate first revenues following launch and commissioning of its Scouting Mission satellites.

The Kleos Space mission team will be travelling to the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Chennai, India from the 18th March, to carry out the final preparation steps prior to launch.

Kleos eagerly awaits the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), the launch provider, publicly announcing the upcoming launch date, until then Kleos is bound by contractual confidentiality.

The Kleos team will start travelling to the launch site on the 18th March to carry out final preparation over a period of approximately six days prior to handing Kleos’ nanosatellites over to New Space India (NSIL) for integration with the launch vehicle. The preparation activities include carrying out spacecraft checkout, battery charging, fuelling, setting the final spacecraft flight configuration and overseeing the dispenser integration.

Kleos’ Scouting Mission satellites will launch from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre aboard PSLV C49, a rideshare mission conducted by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and featuring satellites from other organisations including Spire Global.

Kleos’ satellites will launch into a 37-degree inclination orbit, providing unprecedented situational awareness over crucial shipping regions including the Strait of Hormuz, South China Sea and East and West African coasts.


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