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.

Loft Orbital Solutions has selected ÅAC's Sirius avionics, with some customer-specified enhancements, for its Payload Interface & Control Unit (PICU) that facilitates its versatile Payload Rideshares on its 75-200kg class micro satellites. The first satellite mission, YAM-2, utilizing this Sirius avionics-based PICU is expected to be completed by the end of the year, with options for subsequent missions pre-agreed. Loft Orbital selected Sirius products for its PICU due to the high-quality, reliability and the flexibility to quickly incorporate Loft Orbital's customer-specific extensions in the Sirius avionics.

"Loft Orbital's decision represents a significant endorsement for the Sirius product range and also displays the increasing traction for our products in the U.S. market. We are excited to be part of their pioneering solutions for customers who want reliable and high-quality access to space infrastructure," says AAC Clyde Space Vice President of Business Development; Iraklis Hatziathanasiou.

"We feel confident in our selection of Sirius avionics for the PICU of our YAM-2 micro satellite mission. The product characteristics, reliability and ÅAC Microtec's capacity to quickly adapt to our specific extensions represents a perfect match for us, allowing us to demonstrate our flexible interface and hosting concept for fast and affordable access to space on high-reliability platforms." says Loft Orbital's Chief Engineer & YAM-2 Mission Manager; Pieter van Duijn.

Loft Orbital Solutions Inc. is a U.S. company offering affordable, reliable and fast access to space through high-performance and high-reliability satellite platforms by utilizing specific technology for multi-payload interfacing, accommodation and satellite operations. Starting 2020, the company is planning for a cadence of quarterly missions.

2019-05-16

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

The information in this press release is such that ÅAC Microtec AB (publ) shall announce publicly according to the EU Regulation No 596/2014 on market abuse (MAR). The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact person set out above, at 08:30 CEST on 16 May, 2019

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 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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