Gomspace CEO Niels Buus and Kleos Space director Andy Bowyer announcing an “authorisation to proceed”
Photo: Gomspace via Cision
Luxembourg-based Kleos Space has given an “authorisation to proceed” to the Danish nanosatellites manufacturer Gomspace.
Delivery of the satellite system is expected to take place during the first quarter of 2019, the firms said in a press release on 1 March.
This authorisation sets the beginning of the initial part of the project in motion, with a value of €250,000. The whole €2.34 million contract is expected to close during the second quarter of 2018.
The Kleos satellite system, known as the “Scouting” mission, is expected to launch in the first quarter of 2019, followed by the launch ov a constellation of 20 radio data collection spacecraft systems.
According to the press release:
“Kleos aims to guard borders, protect assets and save lives by delivering global activity based intelligence & geolocation as a service. The Scouting mission is to deliver a daily service with the full constellation delivering near-real-time global observation.”