- Rocket Lab confirm launch window of August 2019
- Kleos’ Scouting Mission satellites assembled, launch pod fit check successful
- Pre-flight check out of critical satellite detection systems outperform specification improving the value of the Kleos data products
- Building a strong foundation for the future constellation
May 27, 2019 -- Kleos Space S.A. (ASX: KSS, Frankfurt: KS1), (Kleos or Company) a space-powered Radio Frequency Reconnaissance data provider, advises that the Kleos’ Scouting Mission1 launch is confirmed for August 2019 on a Rocket Lab Electron launch vehicle.
Rocket Lab Electron rocket
All preparations by Kleos on the Kleos’ Scouting Mission satellites are on track for mission readiness and will be onsite, ready for flight preparation as soon as the Rocket Lab customer area is ready to accept the Kleos team for integration activities.
Assembled Kleos Scouting Mission Satellites
Satellite testing will conclude with a complete system test using KSAT (Kleos Scouting Mission ground station service provider) specialist ground station equipment, immediately prior to Flight Acceptance Review and dispatch to launch Site.
All four satellites have successfully completed all the necessary checks with the Rocket Lab’s in-house designed and built Maxwell dispenser which is used for deployment from the Electron kick stage to low Earth orbit....