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AAC Clyde Space progresses the xSPANCION constellation project
2022-11-03 AAC Clyde Space AB (publ)
AAC Clyde Space and its partners, have agreed to move into the final phase of the xSPANCION project, the demonstration phase. This will begin with a phase 3A focused on scaling constellation production capacity and delivering data services to users. This value of this phase is 3.3 MEUR (approx. 35.8 MSEK), of which the UK Space Agency, through the ESA's Pioneer Partnership Projects, will contribute 1.6 MEUR (approx. 17.9 MSEK).
The 3-year project aims to develop an innovative satellite constellation service. The full third and final phase of the project includes the manufacturing of 10 novel spacecraft and the launch of 4 demonstration spacecraft. The phase 3A now initiated, includes satellite platform qualification, scaling production capacity with increased automation and the development of cloud-based software for delivery of data services to users.
"The project is on track to catalyze a new generation of applications not previously possible, appealing to both new and existing customers. We are engaged in dialogues with selected customers for whom the project's Space Data as a Service offering holds the promise of improving life on Earth", says AAC Clyde Space CEO Luis Gomes.
Once customer agreements are finalized, a phase 3B is expected to commence in which the project will be completed in Q3 2024 with the manufacture, launch and in-orbit operations activities. The value of phase 3B is 9.0 MEUR (approx. 99.3 MSEK).
The xSPANCION project is structured as a Public Private Partnership, in which AAC Clyde Space and its partners, Bright Ascension Ltd., the University of Strathclyde, D-Orbit UK, Alden Legal UK and the Satellite Applications Catapult are working in partnership with the UK Space Agency and the European Space Agency to develop a Space Data as a Service offering. The total value of the project is 19.7 MEUR (approx. 201.7 MSEK) which is co-funded by the UK Space Agency, through ESA's Pioneer Partnership Projects, with 9.9 MEUR (approx. 100.9 MSEK). The funding from UK Space Agency is recognized as revenue with no net margin while AAC Clyde Space and its partners are co-funding the other half.
The first phase of the project up to Preliminary Design Review was completed in autumn 2021. The spacecraft manufacturing preparation phase, called phase 2 and valued at 5.6 MEUR (approx. 57.3 MSEK), continues in parallel with phase 3 as planned.
The information in this press release is such that AAC Clyde Space 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 11:00 CET on 3 November 2022.
ABOUT AAC CLYDE SPACE
AAC Clyde Space specialises in small satellite technologies and services that enable businesses, governments and educational organisations to access high-quality, timely data from space. Its growing capabilities bring together three divisions:
Space Data as a Service - delivering data from space directly to customers
Space missions - turnkey solutions that empower customers to streamline their space missions
Space products and components - a full range of off-the-shelf and tailor-made subsystems, components and sensors
AAC Clyde Space aims to become a world leader in commercial small satellites and services from space, applying advances in its technology to tackle global challenges and improve our life on Earth.
The Group's main operations are located in Sweden, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, South Africa and the USA, with partner networks in Japan and South Korea.
AAC Clyde Space's shares are traded on Nasdaq First North Premier Growth Market. Erik Penser Bank AB, e-mail [email protected], telephone +46 8 463 83 00, is the Certified Adviser. The share is also traded on the US OTCQX-market under the symbol ACCMF.
2023-02-08 AAC Clyde Space AB (publ)
AAC Clyde Space has won a USD 0.59 M (approx. SEK 6.1 M) order for reaction wheels to be used on a number of small satellites. The order comes from a US blue chip company.
2023-02-01 AAC Clyde Space AB (publ)
AAC Clyde Space has won an order for satellite subsystems valued at USD 2.3 M (approx. SEK 23.8 M) from a US development company supplying spacecraft and other multi-mission systems.
2023-01-26 AAC Clyde Space AB (publ)
A consortium including AAC Clyde Space's subsidiary AAC Hyperion has been selected by European Defence Fund to develop a less than 100 kg satellite to be placed in geostationary orbit (GEO) for space situational awareness. The satellite, named Naucrates, is not to be trackable from ground radar, optical telescope or radio telescope. It is set to be the first European GEO satellite for Space Situational Awareness (SSA) in GEO.
2023-01-17 AAC Clyde Space AB (publ)
AAC Clyde Space, a leading New Space company, has received a EUR 234 k (approx. SEK 2.6 M) order from UK-based Space Forge to provide space products for a demonstration spacecraft designed to leverage the space environment for production and experiments, capable of performing multiple trips to space.
Statement on the AAC Clyde Space manufactured satellite manifested on Virgin Orbit's "Start Me Up" launch
2023-01-12 AAC Clyde Space AB (publ)
An AAC Clyde Space manufactured satellite was lost when the Virgin Orbit rocket launched from Cornwall on Monday, January 10, failed to reach orbit. All satellites on the launch are reported to have been lost, including IOD-3 manufactured by AAC Clyde Space for the Satellite Applications Catapult.
2023-01-06 AAC Clyde Space AB (publ)
Kelpie-1, a 3U AAC Clyde Space EPIC nanosatellite, was successfully launched on the SpaceX Transporter-6 mission on January 3, 2023. Kelpie-1 will deliver AIS data to the U.S. company ORBCOMM Inc., a global provider of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, under an exclusive Space Data as a Service (SDaaS) deal. It is planned to be followed by the launch of a second Kelpie satellite in the first half of 2023.
2022-12-12 AAC Clyde Space AB (publ)
AAC Clyde Space, a leading space solution company, has received a USD 0.85 m (approx. SEK 8.8 m) order on subsystems for the IM-3 mission to the Moon led by the U.S. company Intuitive Machines. The order is the third received by AAC Clyde Space for the U.S. company's lunar landing missions.
2022-12-08 AAC Clyde Space
Astroscale Ltd. has extended its order from AAC Clyde Space for its end-of-life space debris removal service, ELSA-M, with additional hardware and functionality valued at GBP 0.611 M (approx. SEK 7.7 M). The order follows orders announced earlier in 2022 for a Sirius computer and a Starbuck power system totalling GBP 1.8 M (approx. SEK 23.0 M).
2022-12-02 AAC Clyde Space AB (publ)
AAC Clyde Space has won a contract to maintain radiometers in the telescopes of the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) in Chile. The contract runs for five years and is worth 574 kEUR (approx. 6.2 MSEK).
2022-11-24 AAC Clyde Space AB (publ)
The previous owners of Omnisys Instruments AB convert the remaining third of their warrants into shares in AAC Clyde Space. Consequently, AAC Clyde Space has issued 5,780,845 shares, bringing the total number of shares in AAC Clyde Space to 204,811,821.
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