Who is Kinéis?
Last updated on June 28th, 2022
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Kinéis is a satellite operator offering global connectivity for IoT applications.
With its global coverage, Kinéis aims at complementing ground telecom networks in remote areas, without any roaming constraints.
As an IoT connectivity operator, Kinéis offers several services for connected devices:
- data service, both uplink (Mobile Originated) and downlink (Mobile Terminated)
- native positioning, taking advantage of the Doppler effect
Kinéis was created in 2018 by CNES and CLS to take over the operation of the Argos system and expand the traditional Argos activities by opening new services dedicated to the Internet of Things.
|In 2023, Kinéis will launch the constellation of 25 nanosatellites|
|In 2021, Kinéis was included in the French Tech Next40 program, recognizing the 40 most promising French start-ups|
|In 2020, Kinéis announced a historic fundraising of 100M€ for the development, production and launch of 25 nanosatellites, installation of 20 ground stations around the globe and update of the IT infrastructures for this renewed system|
|Kinéis was created in 2018 by CLS and CNES to take over the operation of the Argos system|
|CLS was created by CNES in 1986 as a subsidiary, to exclusively operate, maintain and commercialize the Argos system|
|The Argos system was created in 1978 as a French-American cooperation involving CNES and NOAA, with support from NASA|
Kinéis as a company
Kinéis currently employs 60 people.
In 2020, Kinéis raised 100M€ from the shareholders below and had a turnover of 5M€ in 2020 and 8.4M€ in 2021.