Kinéis Flight 1

Kinéis Flight 1

Electron JUN 10 2024 TBD

Several satellites were launched into orbit as part of the first launch mission, Kinéis Flight 1, to create the foundational elements of the Kinéis constellation. These satellites can connect with tiny, low-power devices on land or in the ocean thanks to their sophisticated Internet of Things (IoT) technology. Kinéis provides a dependable and durable solution for gathering data from sensors and devices in isolated or difficult-to-reach locations by utilizing satellite communication.

Last updated: May 10, 2024

Launch Information

Launch Information

Launch Vehicle Details

Mission NameKinéis Flight 1
Launch SitePad TBD, Rocket Lab Launch Complex, Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand
Launch VehicleElectron
AgencyRocket Lab
Launch DateJUN 10 2024

The first five satellites in the batch for the French Kinéis IoT constellation are intended to carry 25 nanosatellites, each weighing 30 kg. The constellation will help KineŁis, a business supported by both public and private investors, including the international space-based solutions provider CLS (Collecte Localization Satellites) and the French government's space agency CNES (Centre National d'Eˁtudes Spatiales), enhance its global IoT connectivity.

Launch Vehicle - Electron

Payload To LEOOriginal: 225 Kg (496 lb) Updated: 300 Kg (660 lb)
Payload To SSOOriginal: 150 Kg (330 lb) Updated: 200 Kg (440 lb)
PropellantRP-1/LOX
Payload Capacity150–225 Kg (331–496 lb)
Height18 m (59 ft)
Diameter1.2 m (3 ft 11 in)
Mass12.5 t (28000 lb)
Stages2–3