Aerospace & Defence

Kleos Space partners with UP42

1st December 2022
Kiera Sowery

Kleos Space has partnered with geospatial developer platform and marketplace, UP42, to offer Kleos’ RF geolocation data to their platform users.

Under the partnership, Kleos' geospatial data product, Guardian LOCATE, will be available on UP42’s marketplace. Guardian LOCATE provides processed geolocated radio frequency transmissions collected over key areas of interest by Kleos' satellites, enhancing the intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities of users.

The UP42 marketplace features more than 180 geospatial data sources and algorithms, from leading geospatial organisations. Kleos’ RF data can be used to validate or tip and cue commercial datasets to establish a baseline pattern of behaviour, complementing the existing data available on UP42’s marketplace.

Kleos currently has two multi-satellite missions in orbit, that collect radio frequency transmissions over key areas of interest to produce its data products, and a further multi-satellite mission launching before the end of 2022.      

Kleos’ Chief Revenue Officer, Eric von Eckartsberg, said: “UP42 offers its users a vast range of data sources, such as satellite imagery with algorithms, to identify objects, detect change, and find patterns. The addition of our precision radio frequency geolocation data, low earth orbit technology, and industry know-how will be beneficial for all of UP42’s platform customers. We are looking forward to helping unlock new capabilities from the fusion of these datasets with existing imagery and algorithms. By making our data available via UP42, we provide access to an even greater number of potential customers, increasing our market penetration.”

"By partnering with Kleos, we stay true to our mission of commercializing data that would otherwise not be easily available,” said Kevin Boverie, Head of Partnerships and Resellers at UP42. “This opens countless opportunities for our customers to combine different products available on our marketplace with Kleos’ RF geolocation data and expand their applications across multiple industries.

Kleos’ satellites detect and geolocate radio frequency transmissions, enhancing the detection of illegal activity, including piracy, drug and people smuggling, border security challenges and illegal fishing. Its global activity-based data is delivered via API and sold as-a-service to governments and commercial entities either directly or via channel partners.

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