ÅAC Microtec get new order to develop software for the Swedish Institute of Space Physics instrument in the ESA Jupiter mission

ÅAC Microtec AB has been awarded a 2.1 MSEK software development contract from the Swedish Institute of Space Physics for an instrument that will be part of the European Space Agency's (ESA) Jupiter mission, JUICE. The instrument will assist in the mission's overall goal, to find out if there are conditions for life in under the surface of Jupiter's moons.

"We are excited and proud to be a part of this truly pioneering science mission. Again, it shows the capability, quality and performance of our technical team and we are excited to be able to contribute to bringing another Swedish science instrument into deep space," says acting ÅAC Microtec CEO Mats Thideman.

"We are confident in teaming up with ÅAC Microtec in this very prestigious science mission that will immensely improve our understanding of the universe as we push the boundaries of what is possible in space. The mission will collect data that will occupy scientists for decades to come.", says Jan-Erik Wahlund, Principal Investigator for the RPWI instrument.

During the coming 12 months, ÅAC Microtec will collaborate with the software development team at the Swedish Institute of Space Physics to develop the flight software for the Radio and Plasma Wave Investigation (RPWI) instrument on ESA's Jupiter mission.

The Jupiter mission, the ESA JUICE - JUpiter ICy moons Explorer - will for three years make detailed observations of the giant gaseous planet Jupiter and three of its largest moons Callisto, Europa and Ganymede. The mission will travel for seven years after its planned launch in 2022 to reach the planet. ESA JUICE is the first large-class mission in ESA's Cosmic Vision 2015-2025 programme.

Jupiter, which has an extremely powerful magnetic field, forms a kind of miniature solar system with its moons. The mission will examine the system with the help of ten instruments to find answers on how a solar system can arise and with the overall goal to answer if there are conditions for life in the liquid sub-surface oceans on the moons.

The RPWI will measure magnetic and electrical fields on Jupiter's icy moons to enable scientist to draw conclusions on how the Jovian magnetosphere is built up and interacts with the electrically conductive sub-surface oceans through electromagnetic phenomena. The hope with the RPWI is also to map and study ocean flows below the moons ice cover.

Apart from the RPWI, the Swedish Institute of Space Physics will also have a PEP (Particle Environment Package) instrument, onboard the mission.

2019-03-19

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Please visit: www.aacmicrotec.com and www.clyde.space or contact:
Acting CEO Mats Thideman, investor@aacmicrotec.com
Chairman of the Board, Rolf Hallencreutz, investor@aacmicrotec.com

ABOUT ÅAC MICROTEC AB
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. Our end-to-end service package enables our customers to reach their mission goals with a single, trusted point of contact. In addition, we supply a full range of subsystems for cube satellites and small satellites. 

ÅAC Microtec's shares are traded on Nasdaq First North Stockholm. G&W Fondkommission, e-mail ca@gwkapital.se, phone +46 8 503 000 50, is the Certified Adviser.



ÅAC Microtec ingår den första skotsk-irländska rymdförbindelsen via EIRSAT-1

ÅAC Mictrotec medverkar i den första skotsk-irländska förbindelsen i rymden genom att Clyde Space, Skottlands största rymdbolag och dotterbolag till ÅAC Microtec AB, ingår avtal med University College Dublin. Avtalet, som har ett mindre värde, innebär att Clyde Space tillhandahåller delsystemen till plattformen för Irlands första satellit, EIRSAT-1, som är en 2Us kubsatellit. EIRSAT-1 är ett samarbetsprojekt som utvecklats av studenter och anställda på universitetet och kommer att innehålla ny irländsk teknik. EIRSAT-1 är planerad att skjutas upp 2020.


ÅAC Microtec heralds first Celtic connection in space with EIRSAT-1

We are delighted to announce the first Celtic connection in space as Clyde Space, Scotland's largest space company and subsidiary of ÅAC Microtec AB, signs a contract with University College Dublin (UCD).  The contract is of minor value but will see Clyde Space supply CubeSat platform equipment for Ireland's first satellite, EIRSAT-1, which is a 2U CubeSat. EIRSAT-1 is a collaborative project developed by students and staff of UCD and will incorporate novel Irish technology. EIRSAT-1 is planned to launch in 2020.


ÅAC offentliggör prospekt samt bjuder in till investerarpresentationer

Det prospekt som ÅAC Microtec AB (publ) ("ÅAC" eller "Bolaget") har upprättat med anledning av den förestående nyemissionen av aktier med företrädesrätt för ÅAC:s aktieägare om cirka 82,5 MSEK ("Företrädesemissionen") har idag godkänts och registrerats av Finansinspektionen. Med anledning av Företrädesemissionen bjuder ÅAC in till investerarträffar torsdagen den 23 maj och tisdagen den 28 maj 2019.


ÅAC publishes prospectus and invites to investor presentations

The prospectus that ÅAC Microtec AB (publ) ("ÅAC" or "the Company") has prepared in connection with the new share issue of approximately SEK 82.5 million with preferential rights for ÅAC's shareholders (the "Rights Issue") has today been approved and registered by the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority ("Finansinspektionen"). On account of the Rights Issue, ÅAC invites to investor meetings on Thursday, May 23, and Tuesday, May 28, 2019.


ÅAC Microtec vinner order på Siriusavionik från Loft Orbital Solutions Inc.

ÅAC Microtec AB har valts att leverera ombordteknik som möjliggör multipla nyttolaster på mikrosatelliter utvecklade av amerikanska Loft Orbital Solutions Inc. Ordern som har ett värde om ca 4,7 MSEK (490 kUSD), planeras att levereras under andra halvåret 2019.


ÅAC Microtec wins order for Sirius Avionics from Loft Orbital Solutions Inc.

ÅAC Microtec AB has been selected to supply electronics for an onboard technology to enable Payload Rideshares on micro satellites developed by Loft Orbital Solutions Inc. The order with a value of approx. 4.7 MSEK (490 kUSD) is planned to be delivered in the second half of 2019.




Yorks första satellit framgångsrikt i drift

ÅAC Microtec ABs amerikanska partner York Space Systems rapporteras framgångsrikt ha tagit sin första satellit, en S-CLASS satellit, i drift efter uppskjutningen till omloppsbana den 5 maj. ÅACs Sirius-produkter, inkluderande omborddator och massminne, samt kraftsystem fungerar planenligt.


York's first satellite successfully commissioned

ÅAC Microtec AB's partner U.S. York Space Systens is successfully operating its first satellite in orbit, the S-CLASS satellite after its launch on 5 May 2019. ÅAC's Sirius range, including onboard computer and mass memory, and power system are working according to plan.




Delårsrapport för ÅAC Microtec AB (publ) januari - mars 2019

GENOMBROTT FÖR SPACE-AS-A-SERVICE

Första kvartalet, januari - mars 2019 (jämfört med januari - mars 2018)

  • Nettoomsättningen uppgick till 14,9 (16,4) MSEK
  • Rörelseresultatet före avskrivningar, EBITDA, uppgick till -6,5 (-12,2) MSEK. Föregående periods resultat inkluderar förvärvskostnader om 8,8 MSEK.
  • Rörelseresultatet efter avskrivningar uppgick till -9,9 (-15,6) MSEK.
  • Resultat efter skatt uppgår till -10,1 (-15,0) MSEK.
  • Resultat per aktie före och efter utspädning uppgick till -0,15 (-0,27) SEK

Interim report for ÅAC Microtec AB (publ) January - March 2019

BREAKTHROUGH FOR SPACE-AS-A-SERVICE

First quarter, January - March 2019 (compared to January - March 2018)

  • Net sales amounted to 14.9 (16.4) MSEK
  • Operating profit before depreciation, EBITDA, amounted to -6.5 (-12.2) MSEK. Earnings for the previous period include acquisition costs of 8.8 MSEK
  • Operating profit after depreciation amounted to -9.9 (-15.6) MSEK.
  • Profit after tax amounts to -10.1 (-15.0) MSEK
  • Earnings per share before and after dilution amounted to -0.15 (-0.27) SEK

Ledningsförändring i amerikanska dotterbolaget

Brent Abbot lämnar posten som CEO AAC Microtec North America Inc., ett dotterbolag till ÅAC Microtec. CSO Craig Clark utses till tf CEO.


Change of management in the US subsidiary

ÅAC Microtec AB Brent Abbot steps down as CEO AAC Microtec North America Inc., a subsidiary of ÅAC Microtec. CSO Craig Clark will be acting CEO until a replacement is appointed.


Anita Bernie föreslås till ÅAC Microtecs styrelse

ÅAC Microtecs valberedning har beslutat att föreslå Anita Bernie som ledamot i styrelsen. Anita Bernie är välrenommerad inom rymdindustrin efter att ha inlett sin karriär som Spacecraft Design Engineer på Airbus Stevenage, därefter börjat på småsatellittillverkaren SSTL där hon avancerade till att bli medlem av koncernledningen. Sedan 2018 har Anita Bernie arbetat på KISPE Space Systems Limited med ansvar för strategi och genomförande.


Anita Bernie proposed to ÅAC Microtec's Board

ÅAC Microtec AB's nomination committee has decided to propose Anita Bernie to the Board of Directors. Anita Bernie is well reputed in the space industry, having started her career at Airbus Stevenage as a Spacecraft Design Engineer, later joining  the small satellite manufacturer SSTL, where she progressed to a position on the Senior Executive Team and since 2018 has been at KISPE Space Systems Limited where she leads strategy and execution.


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