ÅAC Microtec wins 2.5 MSEK upgrade order from the UK's Satellite Applications Catapult

ÅAC Microtec AB's subsidiary, Clyde Space, has signed a contract with the UK's Satellite Applications Catapult to upgrade an existing order for the IOD Program from an 3U CubeSat to an enhanced 6U CubeSat. The contract value is 0.2 MGBP (approx. 2.5 MSEK).

The satellite is part of the In-Orbit Demonstration (IOD) Program, funded by Innovate UK, the UK Government's innovation agency, and led by the Satellite Applications Catapult. The spacecraft will be delivered as the IOD-3 mission to the International Space Station (ISS) through launch providers Nanoracks in the second half of 2020.

The Satellite Applications Catapult, which was set up by the UK government to drive innovation and growth in the UK space sector, is providing six satellites for the purpose of proving applications and associated technologies in orbit. To date, the manufacture of five of the IOD program satellites has been commissioned from Clyde Space.

"The upgrade of one of the 3U CubeSat IOD missions to a 6U will provide our customer not only with increased payload capacity, but they will also benefit from a range of enhanced performance including power and pointing capability.  The modular nature of our satellites means that our 3U, 6U and 12U satellites benefit from essentially the same heritage avionics systems, meaning the switch to the larger platform size is a relatively simple change. We're delighted to be continuing to support the IOD Programme; personally I have witnessed the success the programme has had in attracting inward investment in space applications as well as supporting UK companies, like Clyde Space, to secure key customers for future growth.  This follow-on order from the Satellite Applications Catapult builds on the successful relationship we have in the delivery of the IOD programme," says Craig Clark MBE, Clyde Space Founder and CSO.

"We've seen a great influx in the number of mission concepts demanding increased capability and payload volume offered by larger spacecraft buses. As a direct response to this trend we are increasing IOD-3 to a larger spacecraft through our partnership with Clyde Space. Our goal is to enable responsive opportunities for a new generation of business within the space sector and to do this we need to listen to both the enterprises we are here to foster and the New Space market demand," says Chris Brunskill, the Head of Access to Space at the Catapult.

In 2016, Clyde Space was commissioned by the Satellite Applications Catapult to supply four platforms for the IOD Programme and, in 2018, were contracted to deliver the Kepler Communications TARS IOD-5, which is a 6U CubeSat.

This new upgrade order for IOD-3 builds on the successful delivery of the previous demonstrator mission IOD-1 GEMS, a cutting-edge 3U CubeSat within an innovative weather payload, which was delivered to the launch provider earlier this month. The IOD Programme is proving highly successful in offering quick, regular and more affordable access to space to the Catapult partner companies.

ÅAC Microtec AB and its subsidiary, Clyde Space, continue to develop their expertise and experience in delivering a wide range of commercially focused satellite solutions, designed for rapid manufacture, ease of payload integration and cutting-edge technology to offer customers unrivalled access to space.

2019-03-25

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

Acting CEO Mats Thideman , 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. 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, telephone +46 8 503 000 50, is the Certified Adviser.

Further Sources:

https://sa.catapult.org.uk/news/uk-to-send-new-paradigm-in-weather-forecasting-into-space/ 

http://investor.aacmicrotec.com/pressmeddelanden/aac-microtec-delivers-iod-1-gems-the-first-satellite-in-the--69639 

http://investor.aacmicrotec.com/pressmeddelanden/aac-microtec-wins-follow-on-order-from-kepler-communications-66407?page=3 



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

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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

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Anita Bernie föreslås till ÅAC Microtecs styrelse

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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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