The future of ARGOS satellite telemetry and Kinéis

10.09.2018 Flash news The future of ARGOS satellite telemetry and Kinéis

For nearly 40 years, the international space agencies that manage the Argos system have been committed to technological advancements. Capitalizing on this long experience in state-of-the-art, innovative instrumentation, the French Space Agency, CNES, has invested in a new generation of Argos payloads, called Argos-4, that will fly on the satellites of its international partners starting in 2019.

The increased bandwidth of Argos-4 technology as well as the operational downlink will make it possible to send ever more data even more efficiently, improving performance for existing applications as well as opening the door for a host of new ones.

In parallel, CLS, with the support of the French Space Agency CNES, is working to develop a completely new generation of dedicated satellites, using nanosat technology. This constellation of 20 nanosatellites, called KINÉIS, is planned to launch in 2021.


  • New generation of satellite instrument Argos-4 will be launched early 2019 by ISRO on OceanSat-3
  • US Congress and President have approved the CDARS program budget with an Argos-4 payload
  • The European Agency for Meteorological Satellites, EUMETSAT, is committed to launching Argos payloads onboard European satellites until 2036
  • CNES is launching the Argos ANGELS project (Argos NEO Generic Economic Light Satellites) with the launch of the 1st Argos CubeSat in 2019
  • 2021: Kineis, subsidiary of CLS will launch new connectivity based on 20 nanosatellites

With the support of CNES, CLS: Collecte Location Satellites, announces a new satellite constellation, Kinéis.

Kinéis aims to become a major player in NewSpace and allow, by 2030, several million objects to be connected wherever they are on the surface of the globe. Professionals and the general public will have access to a global satellite location and connectivity service, very easy to use and very affordable. The basis of this connectivity: a constellation of nanosatellites, unpublished, developed with strategic partners: Thales Alenia Space, Nexeya, Syrlinks. This constellation will be put into orbit as early as 2021.



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