Cédric Lorant of Emtronix, Andy Bowyer of Kleos Space and Étienne Schneider, the deputy prime minister and economy minister, are pictured signing a memorandum of understanding, as part of the government’s 13 month old Spaceresources.lu space sector promotion programme, in Luxembourg City, 24 July 2017
A satellite antenna research accord has been struck as part of the government’s Spaceresources.lu initiative.
Kleos Space, a recently formed Luxembourg subsidiary of the UK-based space technology firm Magna Parva, is developing geolocation services for the maritime sector.
Under a memorandum of understanding signed between the grand duchy’s government and Kleos Space on Monday, “the developments and research to take place in Luxembourg are related to the project for in-space manufacturing of composite beams equipped with antennas,” according to a government press release.
Kleos Space is currently based at the Techoport in Esch-Belval and has five employees. “By 2022, the company intends to employ up to 60 people in Luxembourg,” the announcement stated.
A promotional video explaining the technology being developed by Kleos Space, which would strengthen maritime communications coverage by building out antenna structures from an orbiting satellite, published on the company’s Vimeo feed on 7 June 2017.