Kleos Space S.A (ASX:KSS, Frankfurt:KS1, Kleos or Company) has appointed experienced satellite software and systems engineer Vincent (Vinny) Furia as Technical Director.
In the newly created role, Mr. Furia will report to the CTO, with responsibility for effective and efficient development and deployment of the Kleos space based systems (progressing toward a constellation of satellite clusters), ground support, analytics and data delivery. Mr Furia was previously Space Operations Director at smallsat operator Spire Global, where he was responsible for managing a constellation of more than 100 satellites and 30 ground stations.
He brings more than eight years’ program and project management experience to Kleos and has 15 years’ expertise in software and systems engineering, including 11 years at global aerospace and defence technology innovator Harris Corporation.
Mr Furia’s appointment follows the establishment of Kleos’ Denver engineering office in January and builds on the recent preparation for commercialization of its radio frequency geolocation intelligence data with additional US-based appointments of Chief Revenue Officer Eric von Eckartsberg, Product Manager Guillermo Gutierrez and Sales Executive Alex Johnson. Kleos has engineering offices in Denver CO, the UK and Luxembourg.
Kleos successfully launched its first satellite cluster, the Kleos Scouting Mission, in November of 2020 and is on track to launch their Polar Vigilance Mission satellites mid-year aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9. Kleos’ third satellite cluster, the Polar Patrol Mission, is scheduled to launch in December 2021.
Andy Bowyer is the CEO of Kleos Space.