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Kleos Space Selects Manufacturer for Polar Vigilance Mission (KSF1) Nanosatellite

By Annamarie Nyirady | October 23, 2020

An artist rendition of a Kleos Space nanosatellite. Photo: Kleos Space

Kleos Space on Thursday revealed that nanosatellite company Innovative Solutions In Space B.V. (ISISpace) will provide turnkey satellite build and support for the Kleos Space – Polar Vigilance Mission (KSF1). The contract is priced at approximately $2.5 million (2.1 million euros), and the delivery of the multi-nanosatellite system is planned to take place in Second Quarter (Q2) of 2021.

ISISpace will provide build and launch support for Kleos’s KSF1 cluster of four satellites. Their services will include design, development, production, testing, launch integration, and Launch and Early Orbit Phase (LEOP) support. The mission plans to launch mid 2021 on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.

Andy Bowyer, CEO of Kleos Space, commented, “The launch of the second cluster will be the next step in building a constellation of up to 20 clusters, providing valuable insights within key locations of interest. ISISpace taking equity as partial consideration for the second cluster is a strong show of confidence in the Kleos business.”