Germany-based, Liechtenstein-registered, Chinese-financed Kleo Connect nears ITU milestone for 300-satellite constellation

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS —Startup broadband satellite constellation operator Kleo Connect GmbH is within weeks of clearing its first big regulatory hurdle with the notification that its system had been “brought into use” after the successful launch of two satellites last November.

Germany-domiciled, Liechtenstein-registered, China-financed Kleo plans a constellation of 300 satellites in 1,050-kilometer orbits using the same spectrum that had been planned for use by LeoSat before that company’s late 2019 closure for lack of funding.

The LeoSat Ka-band frequency filings, filed . . .

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