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South American success for ASX-listed Kleos Space

Stephen Kuper
South American success for ASX-listed Kleos Space

ASX-listed Kelos Space has announced its first South American pre-order secured by regional expert Pierre Duquesne, who was engaged in July 2019.

Kleos will start the processed data delivery through its Guardian LOCATE product as part of it’s Guardian suite of products, which includes: 

  • Guardian RF: Guardian RF is data from our satellites and is, at its most fundamental, unprocessed by our geolocation algorithms and is suited to our customers who have their own geolocation analysis/signals intelligence capability.
  • Guardian LOCATE: Guardian LOCATE is a data set that we have processed to deliver geolocated RF activity. This data is ready for further analytics by the customer within GEOINT and data fusion programs.
  • Guardian UDT: Guardian UDT (user-defined data type) is a user-defined, customised data set. This bespoke data set allows the selection of specific areas of interest, ground station, level of security and level of processing by the customer.

Andy Bowyer, CEO of Kleos Space, welcomed the announcement, saying, “We are really pleased at the rapid progress Pierre Duquesne has made in the short amount of time since his engagement as our representative for the South American market.” 

Pierre was the former managing director for Airbus Intelligence in South America and has over 20 years of experience in the regional space industry. 


“We continue to pursue pre-orders as we eagerly anticipate launch of the Kleos’ Scouting Mission in Q4 this year,” Mr Bowyer added. 

The company’s independent data solutions will provide defence, security and commercial users with access to a cost-effective daily geolocation and intelligence resource to guard borders, protect assets and save lives. 

The Corporacion Andina de Fomento (CAF), the Latin American Development Bank, suggests the outlook by 2040 for the maritime and port sector in Latin America and the Caribbean will serve as an attractive environment for growth, with planned investments valued at over €45 billion in the coming decades. 

Kleos Space is a space-enabled, activity-based intelligence, data-as-a-service company and innovative in-space manufacturing technology developer based in Luxembourg.


The first Kleos Space satellite system, known as Kleos Scouting Mission (KSM), will deliver commercially available data and perform as a technology demonstration. KSM will be the keystone for a later global high-capacity constellation. The Scouting Mission will deliver targeted daily services with the full constellation delivering near-real-time global observation. 

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