An official statement from Kleos Space and Airbus Defense and Space announces they have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) in which both companies "aim at expanding the international market of radio-frequency monitoring, transmitter geolocation and to investigate opportunities to collaborate."
Luxembourg-based and ASX listed Kleos Space S.A. (ASX: KSS) a state-of-the-art space technology operator that will launch and operate its first Earth orbiting nano-satellite system in 2019, today announces the signature of a Memorandum of Understanding with Airbus Defence and Space as both companies aim at expanding the international market of radio-frequency monitoring, transmitter geolocation and to investigate opportunities to collaborate.
With a constellation goal of 20 nano-satellite systems in low Earth orbit, Kleos Space S.A, will as of 2019 monitor the Earth, capturing data currently excluded from detection, data on “passive” radio transmissions without AIS, GPS or VMS protocol which will be used for answering real societal challenges, security and for defence purposes.
In only 16 months, it will provide a relevant solution to urgent requests. With its first satellite constellation the start-up will demonstrate its technical capability and proof of concept by providing accessible, raw data. Kleos Space’s accessible and commercial solutions respond to the world’s countries' concerns regarding surveillance, intelligence gathering and defence issues.