EarthLab was the first European centre established for environment monitoring dedicated to industrial and environmental risk.
With partners Telespazio France, e-GEOS, the wholly state-owned postal and telecommunications company, POST Luxembourg and the SME HITEC Luxembourg, it provides earth observation, geo-spatial information and risk assessment data analytics to improve operational and strategic decision making for the insurance, reinsurance and investment fund industries.
Kleos CEO, Andy Bowyer said, “The MOU with EarthLab is a good example of the ability for Kleos data to be used as a valuable confirmation data source. This is part of our strategy of commercialising and verifying our satellite data with leading companies over different sectors.
“The MoU signed with Kleos is an excellent opportunity for EarthLab to collaborate with a local Luxembourger actor on earth observation data processing,” said EarthLab’s general manager, Thomas Friederich.
“It is part of the development strategy of our fast-data AI powered platform to offer advanced analytics and access to new sources of data.
“This strategic alliance between two innovative start-ups will make possible to develop new business opportunities and benefit from increased communication on the European market. It is also an opportunity to demonstrate the potential and dynamism of Luxembourg's space sector.”
Kleos and EarthLab say they aim to utilise geolocation and activity-based intelligence data from the Kleos’ Scouting Mission and further Kleos satellite launches to enhance EarthLab’s geospatial intelligence analytics, allowing EarthLab to verify radar detections and optical observations.
As reported by iTWire last month, Kleos Spacehas announced that its scouting mission satellite launch period has been extended to October this year by launch provider Rocket Lab, with planned second mission be foto cused on delivering enhanced coverage of the earth closer to the equator.