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

2018-12-20

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.

Kommuniké från extra bolagsstämma i AAC Clyde Space AB (publ)

2021-04-22 AAC Clyde Space AB (publ)
Vid extra bolagsstämma i AAC Clyde Space AB (publ) ("Bolaget") torsdag den 22 april 2021 klockan 09.30 genom poströstning fattades följande beslut:


Bulletin from extraordinary general meeting in AAC Clyde Space AB (publ)

2021-04-22 AAC Clyde Space AB (publ)
At the extraordinary general meeting in AAC Clyde Space AB (publ) (the "Company") held on Thursday 22 April 2021 at 09.30 a.m. (CET) via postal ballot, the following resolutions were adopted:


Kallelse till extra bolagsstämma i AAC Clyde Space AB (publ)

2021-04-01 AAC Clyde Space AB (publ)
Aktieägarna i AAC Clyde Space AB (publ), org.nr 556677-0599 ("Bolaget"), kallas härmed till extra bolagsstämma torsdag den 22 april 2021 klockan 09.30. Närvaro på stämman sker uteslutande genom poströstning.


Notice to attend the extraordinary general meeting in AAC Clyde Space AB (publ)

2021-04-01 AAC Clyde Space AB (publ)
The shareholders in AAC Clyde Space AB (publ), reg. no. 556677-0599 (the "Company"), are hereby given notice to attend the extraordinary general meeting on Thursday 22 April 2021 at 09.30 a.m. (CET). Attendance at the meeting is only possible via postal ballot.


AAC Clyde Space genomför, under förutsättning av godkännande från extra bolagsstämma, en riktad nyemission om cirka 100 miljoner kronor i samband med förvärvet av Omnisys

2021-03-31 AAC Clyde Space AB (publ)
AAC Clyde Space ("AAC Clyde Space" eller "Bolaget") har, i enlighet med vad som offentliggjordes i Bolagets pressmeddelande tidigare idag, beslutat om en riktad nyemission av 39 215 686 aktier under förutsättning av godkännande av extra bolagsstämma (den "Riktade Nyemissionen"). Teckningskursen för aktierna i den Riktade Nyemissionen uppgår till 2,55 kronor per aktie. Genom den Riktade Nyemissionen tillförs AAC Clyde Space cirka 100 miljoner kronor före avdrag för transaktionskostnader. Delar av emissionslikviden ska användas som en del i finansieringen av förvärvet av det svenska bolaget Omnisys Instruments AB ("Omnisys") ("Förvärvet") som Bolaget offentliggjorde tidigare idag samt till investeringar i nya marknadsmöjligheter.


AAC Clyde Space carries out, conditional on approval from the EGM, a directed new share issue of approx. SEK 100 million in connection to the acquisition of Omnisys

2021-03-31 AAC Clyde Space AB (publ)
AAC Clyde Space AB ("AAC Clyde Space" or the "Company") has, in accordance with what was communicated in its press release earlier today, resolved on a directed new share issue of 39,215,686 shares conditional on approval granted by the extraordinary general meeting (the "Directed New Share Issue"). The subscription price of the shares in the Directed New Share Issue amounts to SEK 2.55 per share. Through the Directed New Share Issue, AAC Clyde Space will receive proceeds amounting to approximately SEK 100 million before deduction of transaction costs. Parts of the gross proceeds will be used as part of the financing of the acquisition of the Swedish company Omnisys Instruments AB ("Omnisys") (the "Acquisition") which the Company announced earlier today, and investments in new market opportunities.


AAC Clyde Space AB (publ) avser genomföra en riktad nyemission av aktier i samband med förvärvet av det svenska bolaget Omnisys Instruments

2021-03-31 AAC Clyde Space AB (publ)
AAC Clyde Space AB ("AAC Clyde Space" eller "Bolaget") offentliggör härmed sin avsikt att genomföra en riktad nyemission om cirka 100 miljoner SEK till svenska och internationella institutionella investerare (den "Riktade Nyemissionen"). Den Riktade Nyemissionen genomförs i samband med förvärvet av det svenska bolaget Omnisys Instruments AB ("Omnisys") ("Förvärvet") som Bolaget offentliggjorde idag, och investeringar i nya marknadsmöjligheter.


AAC Clyde Space AB (publ) intends to carry out a directed new share issue in connection with the acquisition of the Swedish company Omnisys Instruments

2021-03-31 AAC Clyde Space AB (publ)
AAC Clyde Space AB ("AAC Clyde Space" or the "Company") hereby announces its intention to carry out a directed new share issue of approximately SEK 100 million directed to Swedish and international institutional investors (the "Directed New Share Issue"). The Directed New Share Issue is carried out in connection with the acquisition of the Swedish company Omnisys Instruments AB ("Omnisys") (the "Acquisition") which the Company announced today, and investments in new market opportunities.


AAC Clyde Space AB (publ) förvärvar svenska rymdbolaget Omnisys Instruments

2021-03-31 AAC Clyde Space AB (publ)
AAC Clyde Space AB ("AAC Clyde Space" eller "Bolaget") meddelar idag att Bolaget ingått ett villkorat avtal om förvärv av det privatägda svenska bolaget Omnisys Instruments AB ("Omnisys"), en ledande utvecklare och tillverkare av mätinstrument för avancerade rymdprojekt ("Förvärvet"). Köpeskillingen uppgår totalt till cirka 75 miljoner SEK varav cirka 25 miljoner SEK erläggs kontant and cirka 50 miljoner SEK erläggs med
17 340 100 nyemitterade teckningsoptioner i AAC Clyde Space. Genomförandet av Förvärvet av Omnisys är villkorat av, bland annat, att emissionen av vederlagsteckningsoptionerna godkänns vid en extra bolagsstämma.


AAC Clyde Space AB (publ) acquires Swedish space company Omnisys Instruments

2021-03-31 AAC Clyde Space AB (publ)
AAC Clyde Space AB ("AAC Clyde Space" or the "Company") today announces that the Company has entered into a conditional agreement for the acquisition of the privately owned Swedish company Omnisys Instruments AB ("Omnisys"), a leading developer and manufacturer of measuring instruments for advanced space projects (the "Acquisition"). The purchase price amounts to approximately SEK 75 million, where SEK 25 million is paid in cash and approximately SEK 50 million is paid through 17,340,100 newly issued consideration warrants in AAC Clyde Space. The completion of the Acquisition of Omnisys is, inter alia, conditional on the issue of the consideration warrants being approved at an extraordinary general meeting.


AAC Clyde Space utsedd av Wyvern att leverera Space Data as a Service

2021-03-31 AAC Clyde Space AB (publ)
AAC Clyde Space har tilldelats ett kontrakt värt 60 kGBP (ca 0,7 MSEK) av det kanadensiska jordobservationsföretaget Wyvern Inc. för att säkra uppskjutningen av tre satelliter i omloppsbana under 2022. Kontraktet föregår ett planerat avtal mellan parterna avseende leverans av hyperspektral data som förväntas slutas under Q2, 2021.


AAC Clyde Space selected by Wyvern as the intended supplier of Space Data as a Service

2021-03-31 AAC Clyde Space AB (publ)
AAC Clyde Space has been awarded a 60 kGBP (approx. 0.7 MSEK) contract with the Canadian Earth observation company Wyvern Inc. to secure a launch of 3 satellites into orbit in 2022. The contract precedes an intended agreement for hyperspectral data delivery expected to be finalised during Q2, 2021.


AAC Clyde Space tilltänkt av OHB Sweden som leverantör av avioniksystem till ESAs "Artic Weather Satellite"

2021-03-16 AAC Clyde Space AB (publ)
AAC Clyde Space har erhållit ett kontrakt värt 68 kEUR (ca 690 kSEK) av OHB Sweden. Kontraktet syftar till att granska AAC Clyde Spaces tilltänkta avioniksystem för ESAs Arctic Weather Satellite. Blir denna första fas framgångsrik, förväntas en andra fas värd ca 950 kEUR (ca. 9,7 MSEK) följa i mitten av 2021.


AAC Clyde Space selected by OHB Sweden as the intended supplier of core avionics for the ESA Arctic Weather Satellite

2021-03-16 AAC Clyde Space AB (publ)
AAC Clyde Space has been awarded a 68 kEUR (approx. 690 kSEK) contract with OHB Sweden. The contract aims to review the qualification status of the intended AAC Clyde Space's core avionics for ESA's Arctic Weather Satellite. Given that the first phase is successful, the second phase which is expected to follow in around mid-2021 is expected to be worth approx. 950 kEUR (approx. 9.7 MSEK).


AAC Clyde Space byter ledningsstruktur för att underlätta tillväxt

2021-03-01 AAC Clyde Space AB (publ)
AAC Clyde Space AB förändrar sin ledningsstruktur för att öka sin anpassningsförmåga och underlätta fortsatt tillväxt. Koncernen inför en decentraliserad ledningsstruktur med försäljning och strategi i koncernledningen och lokal styrning av verksamheten i varje land.


AAC Clyde Space changes management structure to increase agility and underpin continued growth

2021-03-01 AAC Clyde Space AB (publ)
AAC Clyde Space AB is updating its management structure to increase agility and underpin continued growth. The group is implementing a distributed management structure, with group level sales and strategic leadership in Group management, and geographical operations management for each country.


Craig Clark lämnar AAC Clyde Space

2021-02-25 AAC Clyde Space AB (publ)
Craig Clark har beslutat att lämna AAC Clyde Space där han har varit CSO. Craig har haft befattningen sedan 2018 då ÅAC slogs samman med Clyde Space för att bilda AAC Clyde Space.


AAC Clyde Space's Craig Clark to leave his position

2021-02-25 AAC Clyde Space AB (publ)
Craig Clark has decided to leave AAC Clyde Space where he has been CSO. Craig has held the position since 2018 when AAC merged with Clyde Space to form AAC Clyde Space.


Bokslutskommuniké för AAC Clyde Space AB (publ) januari - december 2020

2021-02-18 AAC Clyde Space AB (publ)


Year-end report for AAC Clyde Space AB (publ) January - December 2020

2021-02-18 AAC Clyde Space AB (publ)


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