The satellite will be launched aboard the Spaceflight SXRS-5/SpaceX Transporter-2 Mission from Cape Canaveral.
Deployed into a 525km Sun Synchronous orbit from Cape Canaveral in Florida, Kleos says the Polar Vigilance satellites will enhance itsglobal coverage and data collection capability.
It also broadens the coverage range of the original 37-degree inclination of the Scouting Mission satellites, which successfully launched in November 2020.
Meanwhile, Kleos (ASX: KSS) says development of its third satellite cluster - the Polar Patrol Mission – is on track for launch in late 2021 aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9.
Kleos’ satellites detect and geolocate radio frequency transmissions to improve the detection of illegal activity, including piracy, drug and people smuggling, border security challenges and illegal fishing.
According to Kleos, unlike conventional intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance datasets, Kleos’ technology is effective irrespective of the presence of positioning systems, such as Automatic Identification Systems (AIS), unclear imagery, poor weather, or targets being out of patrol range.
Its global activity-based data is sold as-a-service with more than 160 governments and commercial entities interested in its independent geolocation intelligence.