Kleos Space S.A (ASX:KSS, Frankfurt:KS1) has appointed co-founder Miles Ashcroft to the role of Chief Innovation Officer to oversee the company’s research and innovation activity.
Mr Ashcroft’s appointment to the newly created role follows the launch of Kleos’ Scouting Mission satellites (KSM1) in November of 2020, the launch of the company’s Polar Vigilance Mission (KSF1) satellites in July of 2021 and the development of the third cluster scheduled to launch later this year (KSF2).
Kleos CEO, Andy Bowyer, said, “We are committed to investing in new technology developments to meet customers evolving needs and Miles’ new role brings a focus to this approach. The forward-looking role aims to broaden our R&D and innovation roadmap and be fully integrated with and enhance our business development strategy.”
Commenting on his new role, Chief Innovation Officer Miles Ashcroft said, “Kleos has reached a significant technical milestone with an increasing number of space-based assets for detection and geolocation of radio frequency transmissions. Initial data is with customers for assessment and implementation of the data interface and delivery infrastructure is being developed to support our growing subscriber numbers over the coming months. I’m very excited by the new role, which requires a holistic approach that takes into account satellite and data product diversity, new software methods and algorithms, data intelligence provision capability, and Kleos’ constellation use and satellite cluster interaction.”
Kleos’ US-based Technical Director, Vincent (Vinny) Furia, has been promoted to Chief Technology Officer, effective concurrently.