ÅAC Microtec confirms successful launch of DaVinci Mission, enabling students to access space

Small satellite experts AAC Clyde's DaVinci mission was successfully launched on December 16th from Mahia, New Zealand on Rocket Lab's Electron Rocket. The customer, U.S. North Idaho Stem Charter Academy has since then confirmed that contact has been made with the spacecraft, with all spacecraft systems performing as planned.

The 3U satellite mission is produced for a group of high school students from Idaho, United States after they won the NASA ELaNa nanosatellite mission award. The low-cost research satellite is aligned with NASA's new focus on launching a host of small satellites, or CubeSats, to study Earth and space. 

- DaVinci is not only a unique project for AAC Clyde but also for the space industry in general. The ambition with the satellite is to inspire the next generation of innovators around the world, something we are delighted to support and be part of. I'm really looking forward to seeing the first images downloaded and being shared with the next generation of engineers and scientists, says Craig Clark MBE, AAC Clyde Founder and Chief Strategy Officer.

The DaVinci mission will teach students about radio waves, aeronautical engineering, space mechanics and geography, by sending communication signals to schools around the world. The satellite carries a Globalstar modem, allowing schools to communicate with the spacecraft and download daily images captured by DaVinci and uplinked through the Globalstar Network.

AAC Clyde will provide support for on orbit test of the satellite, commissioning and ongoing operations services using the STEM Charter ground station in the United States.

About project DaVinci
Project DaVinci's mission objective is to 'light up minds' around the world with global educational access to the satellite. This cutting-edge satellite will send short messages to receiver kits tuned to a specific frequency for VHF uplink and UHF downlink. This information will include the status of the satellite as well as an inspirational message to students encouraging them to pursue their dreams in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) related fields. 

The students, from North Idaho STEM Charter Academy in Rathdrum, led by their teacher Elizabeth Brubaker, said their goal was "to offer people everywhere a connection to space that has only been felt by astronauts".

The teenagers are being helped by Burt Rutan, designer of the world's first private spaceship, Spaceship One, which is now hanging in the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum, and Peter Diamandis, who launched the $10 million XPRIZE to jumpstart a private race to space - won by Rutan and his team at Scaled Composites.

The mission is funded through sponsorship and crowdfunding. One of the team leaders, Erik Finman, previously named as Time Magazine's most influential teen and a Bitcoin millionaire was instrumental in crowd funding and securing sponsors

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FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Please visit: www.aacmicrotec.com and www.clyde.space or contact: 

CEO Alfonso Barreiro, investor@aacmicrotec.com
Chairman of the board Rolf Hallencreutz, investor@aacmicrotec.com

ABOUT ÅAC MICROTEC
ÅAC Microtec, and its subsidiary Clyde Space, offer a full turnkey mission service from design to on-orbit operations including reliable platforms in the range of 1 to 50 Kg; customizable to suit our customers' requirements. Their end-to-end service package enables our customers to reach their mission goals with a single, trusted point of contact. In addition, they supply a full range of subsystems for cube satellites and small satellites. The company has offices in Sweden, the UK and USA. 

ÅAC Microtec's shares are traded on Nasdaq First North Stockholm. G&W Fondkommission, telephone +46 8 503 000 50, is the Certified Adviser.

About CubeSats
CubeSats are fully functional satellites.  CubeSat have standard dimensions are measured in standard "Units" or "U's" with a 1U CubeSat being 100mm x 100mm x 110mm and about 1.1kg, a 3U CubeSat being 100mm x 100mm x 330mm and about 4kg, and so on.  CubeSats typically piggy-back on other launches.  The range of applications of CubeSats is increasing rapidly as the technology and capabilities of these tiny spacecraft continue to improve.

Delårsrapport för AAC Clyde Space AB (publ) januari - mars 2020

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Interim report for AAC Clyde Space AB (publ) January - March 2020

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AAC Clyde Space AB (publ) kallar till årsstämma

2020-04-30 AAC Clyde Space (publ)
Aktieägarna i AAC Clyde Space AB (publ), org. nr 556677-0599 (nedan benämnt "Bolaget"), kallas härmed till årsstämma tisdagen den 2 juni 2020 klockan 13.00 att avhållas i AAC Clyde Spaces lokaler, Dag Hammarskjölds väg 48, 751 83 Uppsala. Inregistrering till stämman börjar klockan 12.30.


NOTICE TO ATTEND THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING IN AAC CLYDE SPACE AB (PUBL)

N.B. This English text is an unofficial translation of the Swedish original of the notice to attend the annual general meeting, available for download at https://www.aac-clyde.space/. In case of any discrepancies between the Swedish and English language versions, the Swedish version shall prevail.

2020-04-30 AAC Clyde Space (publ)
The shareholders in AAC Clyde Space AB (publ), reg. no. 556677-0599 (the "Company"), are hereby given notice to attend the annual general meeting at 13.00 p.m. on 2 June 2020 at AAC Clyde Space's premises, Dag Hammarskjölds väg 48, SE-751 83 Uppsala, Sweden. Registration for the meeting commences at 12.30 p.m.


AAC Clyde Space vinner order om 2,5 MSEK från Loft Orbital

2020-04-16 AAC Clyde Space (publ)
AAC Clyde Space har vunnit ytterligare en 2,5 MSEK (USD 250 000) order från Loft Orbital på kraftsystem till två satelliter. Systemen ska levereras under 2020, först en utvecklingsmodell under innevarande kvartal som ska följas av flygmodeller till två satelliter under senare hälften av 2020.


AAC Clyde Space wins 2.5 MSEK order from Loft Orbital

2020-04-16 AAC Clyde Space (publ)
AAC Clyde Space has won an additional 2.5 MSEK (USD 250 000) order from Loft Orbital for power systems for two satellites. The systems will be delivered during 2020, starting with an engineering model in the current quarter to be followed by flight models for two satellites in the latter half of 2020.


AAC Clyde Space vinner order på kommersiell satellit värd 8 MSEK

2020-04-02 AAC Clyde Space AB (publ)
AAC Clyde Space har vunnit en order på en 6U-satellit till ett värde av ca 8 MSEK (642 000 GBP) från Orbital Micro Systems (OMS). Satelliten, som skjuts upp inom ramen för det brittiska rymdprogrammet, kommer att ingå i OMS kommersiella GEMS-program som ska leverera korrekt och aktuell väderinformation till företag över hela världen för att öka verksamheternas effektivitet och minimera skador orsakade av extremt väder. Satelliten är planerad att levereras i april 2021.


AAC Clyde Space wins 8 MSEK order for commercial satellite

2020-04-02 AAC Clyde Space (publ)
AAC Clyde Space has won an 8 MSEK (£642 000) order for a 6U satellite from Orbital Micro Systems (OMS), to be launched as part of the UK Space Launch Programme. The satellite will be included in the company's commercial GEMS program that will deliver accurate and timely weather information to businesses worldwide to improve operational efficiencies and to minimize damage caused by extreme weather. The satellite is scheduled for delivery in April 2021.


AAC Clyde Space vidtar åtgärder för att minska effekter av Corona

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AAC Clyde Space takes measures to mitigate Corona effects

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AAC Clyde Space levererar batterier för 7,0 MSEK till en månmission

2020-02-27 AAC Clyde Space AB (publ)
AAC Clyde Space har valts ut att leverera batterier till månlandaren Nova-C, en mission som leds av amerikanska Intuitive Machines. Genom att utvidga sin ursprungliga order (se pressmeddelande 24 januari 2020) på kraftsystem till att även omfatta batterier kan Intuitive Machines optimera månfarkostens kraftproduktion och lagring på det mest kostnadseffektiva sättet. Värdet på tilläggsordern är ca 7,0 MSEK (730 000 USD).


AAC Clyde Space to deliver batteries of a value of 7.0 MSEK for lunar mission

2020-02-27 AAC Clyde Space AB (publ)
AAC Clyde Space has been selected to supply batteries to the Nova-C lunar lander mission led by the U.S. company Intuitive Machines. The agreement broadens the scope of its original order (see press release January 24th, 2020) from power systems to also include batteries that will enable Intuitive Machines to optimize the mission's power generation and storage in the most cost-efficient way. The value of the extension is approx. 7.0 MSEK (USD 730.000).


Bokslutskommuniké för AAC Clyde Space AB (publ) januari - december 2019

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Year-end report for AAC Clyde Space AB (publ) January - December 2019

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AAC Clyde Space levererar PICASSO, den gyllene kubsatelliten

2020-02-05 AAC Clyde Space AB (publ)
AAC Clyde Space har levererat PICASSO, en 3U kubsatellit, till Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy för integrering vid en anläggning i Delft. Satelliten planeras att skjutas upp från Franska Guyana på en Arianespace Vega-raket den 24 mars.


AAC Clyde Space Delivers PICASSO, the Golden CubeSat

2020-02-05 AAC Clyde Space (publ)
AAC Clyde Space has delivered PICASSO, a 3U CubeSat, to the Royal Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy at a facility in Delft for pod integration. The satellite is planned to be launched from French Guiana on an Arianespace Vega on the 24th of March 2020.


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