Kleos Space appoints Ground Station Service Provider
by Staff Writers
Luxembourg (SPX) May 16, 2019
Kleos Space S.A, space-powered Radio Frequency Reconnaissance data provider, is proud to announce the signing of a ground station service agreement with Norwegian Kongsberg Satellite Services (KSAT). KSAT is a world leading provider of communication services for spacecraft and launch vehicles with an extensive and uniquely located global ground network, providing advanced monitoring services.
The appointment marks the next milestone toward revenue generation, commencing post commissioning of the Kleos' Scouting Mission satellites.
Andy Bowyer, CEO of Kleos Space said, "One of the keys to our success lies in the choice of technological partners. We have appointed Kongsberg as they are one of the World leaders for data reception and near real time Earth Observation services. Kleos is proud to work with Kongsberg, with 50 years' experience in a fast growing and challenging industry and environment."
Kleos' satellites will initially transmit observation data to the KSAT downlink ground station Svalbard in Norway. Kleos will have access to additional ground stations within the KSAT network, currently consisting of 15 locations worldwide through the KSAT Lite platform, which can provide back-up facilities and enlarged flexibility for Kleos.
Kleos will launch its initial Scouting Mission satellites in Summer 2019. The multi-satellite Scouting Mission system will form the cornerstone of a constellation that delivers a global picture of hidden maritime activity, enhancing the intelligence capability of government and commercial entities when AIS (Automatic Identification System) is defeated, imagery unclear and targets out of patrol range.
Maxar Technologies to receive full insurance payout for WorldView-4 loss
Westminster CO (SPX) May 07, 2019
Maxar Technologies, a global technology innovator powering the new space economy, today announced that its insurance carriers have accepted the company's $183 million claim for loss arising from the WorldView-4 satellite on-orbit failure, and have agreed to pay the company that full amount under their insurance policies. Insurance proceeds have already been received from several insurers and full payment is expected to be delivered within 30 days. Maxar will use the proceeds to invest in its pre-e ... read more
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