Kleos Space partners with Satellogic – SatNews


Kleos Space (ASX: KSS), a radio frequency reconnaissance space data-as-a-service (DaaS) company, has partnered with NASDAQ-listed geospatial analytics firm Satellogic (NASDAQ: SATL) to launch calls for governmental and commercial offers.

Satellogic is a leading provider of high-resolution satellite imagery for governments and commercial customers around the world, and currently has 17 satellites in low Earth orbit. Its high-resolution, high-frequency Earth observation platform improves access and affordability of geospatial data for consumer applications.

Kleos currently has eight satellites in orbit and eight more launching H1 2022, which collect radio frequency transmissions over key areas of interest to produce its Guardian LOCATE data products. It can be used to validate or orient and report existing datasets or establish a baseline behavior pattern.

Under this partnership, Kleos RF data will be overlaid with other types of Earth observation data as a comprehensive intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) offering. Integrated datasets improve situational awareness and provide critical information, which enables large-scale decision making for government customers. The partnership opens doors for collaboration on current opportunities as well as many future ones.

Eric von Eckartsberg, Chief Revenue Officer of Kleos, said, “Satellogic is a provider of complementary geospatial data and analytics, and we are leveraging our combined products and technologies to secure large-scale government and commercial tenders. . Satellogic will lead the RFP response on the opportunities, and we look forward to supporting them with our precision radio frequency geolocation data, low Earth orbit technology and industry know-how. We really look forward to unlocking new capabilities from the fusion of these datasets and are confident that our customers, both government and commercial, will realize significant benefits.

Commenting on the partnership, Satellogic North America President Matt Tirman said, “Collaboration is key to advancing geospatial technology for complex, global-scale missions. We believe this partnership will accelerate the development and deployment of game-changing ISR capabilities to enable more effective and timely strategies to identify and mitigate emerging threats.

Kleos radio frequency geolocation data enhances the Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities of governments and commercial entities. It improves the detection of illegal activities, including piracy, drug and people trafficking, and border security issues. Its global activity-based data complements existing commercial datasets, as it does not rely on the presence of positioning systems, such as GPS or AIS.

Kleos currently has eight satellites in orbit with launches for its patrol and observation missions scheduled for April and June 2022 respectively. Patrol and observation missions will each increase Kleos’ daily global coverage by 119 million km².

Satellogic is expected to expand its constellation to more than 60 satellites in orbit by 2023 for weekly global coverage, and to more than 200 by 2025 for daily global coverage. Each satellite has a daily data collection capacity of 300,000 km² and is equipped with high resolution multi-spectral imagery, hyperspectral imagery and moving video capabilities.

Kleos Space, a radio frequency reconnaissance data-as-a-service (DaaS) space company, has been awarded a data evaluation contract by Advanced Ground Information Systems, Inc. (AGIS).

AGIS simultaneously processes up to 200,000 real-time sensor reports to provide command and control communications capabilities to the US military, government, and first responders. Its Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Cyber, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C5ISR) system enables data interoperability between U.S. and NATO C5ISR systems to provide a common operating picture. AGIS’ C5ISR system will use Kleos Electronic Intelligence Data (ELINT) to complement other sources of intelligence data to provide customers with hostile and illegal shipping awareness with the ability to direct forces.

As part of the contract, AGIS will have access to Kleos’ Guardian Locate data product for evaluation purposes. The product provides processed radio frequency transmissions collected over key areas of interest, independent of the presence of positioning systems.

Kleos Chief Revenue Officer Eric von Eckartsberg said: “AGIS has a long history of providing critical data to people on the ground. We are excited to have data from our geolocation sensors integrated into their command and control systems, which will help bring Kleos’ products to a wide range of government customers around the world. Data from Kleos complements existing datasets and can be used to validate or guide and report other sources to improve intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities.

AGIS CEO Cap Beyer said, “We look forward to working with Kleos and providing users with the ability to integrate Kleos intelligence information with a mature multinational C5ISR system and other intelligence sources.

Kleos radio frequency geolocation data improves the detection of illegal activities, including piracy, drug and people trafficking, border security issues and illegal fishing. Its global activity-based data is sold as a service to governments and commercial entities, complementing existing commercial data sets. Kleos currently has eight satellites in orbit with launches for its patrol and observation missions scheduled for April and June 2022 respectively.


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