Via Satellite reports that Kleos Space, a Luxembourg based Daas space company, has been awarded a U.S. Air Force Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase 1 contract with a focus on “Innovative Defense-Related Dual-Purpose Technologies/Solutions with a Clear Air Force Stakeholder Need”.
The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program is a program that encourages small businesses to engage in US Federal Research/Research and Development (R/R&D) that has the potential for commercialization. The special US Air Force SBIR topics, developed in partnership with the Air Force Research Laboratory, National Security Innovation Network and AFWERX, are experiments to increase the efficiency, effectiveness, and transition rate of the SBIR program.
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Kleos Space has two core business areas:
- Global-Activity Based Intelligence as a Service (G-ABI Mission)
- In-Space Manufacturing technology (ISM)
They will operate satellites that generate unique, Activity Based Intelligence and to sell the Data as a Service (DaaS) internationally via subscription to government agencies, the intelligence community, end users and/or businesses interested in locating threats, assets or targets.
The G-ABI multi-sat mission is enabled by patented proprietary technology to manufacture structures in Space, the ISM tech is able to manufacture carbon composite structures of unlimited length has numerous applications.
Find out more about Kleos Space on their website.