Preparations by Kleos on the KSM satellites are on track for mission readiness and will be onsite for flight preparation as soon as the Rocket Lab customer area can accept the Kleos team for integration activities.
Satellite testing will conclude with a complete system test using KSAT (Kleos Scouting Mission ground station service provider) specialist ground station equipment prior to flight acceptance review and the dispatch to the launch site.
Milestones to revenue
Kleos Space chief executive officer Bowyer said: “Kleos’ technical team have applied themselves exceptionally well to achieve this stage mission-readiness for the Kleos’ Scouting Mission.
“We continue to optimise the post-launch phase of the mission to ensure revenue generating data starts flowing as quick as possible.
“The technical team have also worked well with GomSpace to improve the satellites capabilities further enhancing our offer to the market.”
Rocket Lab’s senior vice president of global launch services Lars Hoffman said the team was proud to provide Kleos with responsive and tailored access to orbit.
“We’re excited to give the Kleos Scouting Mission satellites a first-class ride to orbit on electron,” he said.
“We’ve worked closely with the Kleos team to design a tailored rideshare mission that lays the strong foundation for a future constellation.”