Kinéis Flight 2

Kinéis Flight 2

Electron JUN 10 2024 TBD

The second launch mission of the French satellite constellation Kinéis, which is devoted to the Internet of Things (IoT), is known as Kinéis Flight 2. The Kinéis constellation seeks to offer worldwide connectivity for a variety of uses, such as asset tracking, marine surveillance, and environmental monitoring.

Last updated: May 10, 2024

Launch Information

Launch Information

Launch Vehicle Details

Mission NameKinéis Flight 2
Launch SitePad TBD, Rocket Lab Launch Complex, Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand
Launch VehicleElectron
AgencyRocket Lab
Launch DateJUN 10 2024
First batch of five satellites for the French Kinéis IoT constellation designed to operate with 25 nanosatellites of 30 kg each. The constellation will enable Kinéis, a company backed by private and public investors including the French governments space agency CNES (Centre National d'Études Spatiales) and CLS (Collecte Localisation Satellites) an international space-based solutions provider, to improve 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