Kleos Space has established a partnership with Japanese-based Japan Space Imaging Corporation (JSI) to support Kleos’ geolocation data promotion in Japan.
Under the agreement, Kleos’ RF geolocation data will enhance Japanese military and civilian services in their operations, defence of the homeland, and identification of illicit activities in territorial and international waters.
“We are excited to be partnering with JSI, who brings more than two decades’ experience serving the Japanese customers with space-based surveillance and data intelligence products," Kleos’ Group Chief Revenue Officer, Eric von Eckartsberg, said. "Japan’s vast coastline stretches more than 18,480 miles, providing significant border protection challenges for Japanese authorities”.
Acting as Kleos’ promotional partner, JSI will provide direct tactical and promotional support.
Kleos has successfully launched its first two satellites clusters, targeting a constellation of up to 20 clusters. Kleos launched its second cluster of four satellites, the Vigilance Mission (KSF1), at the end of June, and its third satellite cluster, the Patrol Mission, is scheduled to launch at the end 2021 onboard a SpaceX Falcon 9.