2021-11-09 AAC Clyde Space AB (publ)
AAC Clyde Space and its partners, have successfully completed the first phase of the xSPANCION project with a successful Preliminary Design Review, conducted jointly with the European Space Agency (ESA). Together with the partners, the company has agreed to accelerate the project by kicking off the Spacecraft Manufacturing Preparation Phase. To achieve this, a Phase 2 has been introduced to the project valued at 5.6 MEUR (approx. 57.3 MSEK), of which the UK Space Agency, through the ESA's Pioneer Partnership Projects, will contribute 2.8 MEUR (approx. 28.7 MSEK).
The 3-year project, previously announced 18th November 2020 by AAC Clyde Space aims to develop an innovative satellite constellation service. The total 19.7 M€ (approx. 201.7 MSEK) project is co-funded by the UK Space Agency, through ESA's Pioneer Partnership Projects, with 9.9 M€ (approx. 100.9 MSEK).
The first phase of the project up to Preliminary Design Review, valued at 1.8 M€ (approx. 18.4 MSEK), was initiated late 2020.
"xSPANCION promises to revolutionize our Space Data as a Service offering with technology that will allow us to share significantly lower costs for space-based data with customers. We want the project to catalyze a new generation of applications not previously possible, appealing to both new and existing customers. The start of Phase 2 will ensure that we can continue the project at full speed.", says AAC Clyde Space CEO Luis Gomes.
"ESA's Pioneer programme provides innovators and entrepreneurs like AAC Clyde Space the framework to develop new products and services in a cost-effective and agile way, creating jobs, boosting prosperity and supporting the success of the European space industry", says ESA Telecommunications and Integrated Applications Director, Elodie Viau.
The Manufacturing Preparation Phase, or Phase 2, has now started and is expected to be finalized by the end of 2022. It includes detailed design of constellation-ready spacecraft, development of digital production processes, constellation operations capability together with licensing, regulation, and more efficient launch coordination to deliver a step-change in capability to deliver constellations. This new phase of the project is valued at 5.6 M€ (approx. 57.3 MSEK), of which the UK Space Agency, through the ESA ARTES Pioneer Partnership Programme, will contribute 2.8 M€ (approx. 28.7 MSEK). The funding from UK Space Agency in this phase will, as in the initial phase, be recognized as revenue with no net margin while AAC Clyde Space and its partners will co-fund the remaining 2.8 M€ (approx. 28.9 MSEK).
AAC Clyde Space continues discussions with selected customers to enter agreements for data delivery from the constellation service. The dialogues are ongoing and are expected to be completed before the start of the third and final phase of the project, which includes the manufacturing of 10 novel spacecraft and the launch of 4 demonstration spacecraft. This Phase 3 is expected to commence during the first six months of 2022, with completion end of 2023, and a value of 12.3 M€ (approx. 126.0 MSEK).
The xSPANCION project is supported by the UK Space Agency through the ESA ARTES Pioneer Partnership Programme. It 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 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 13:05 CET on 9 November 2021.
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.
The European Space Agency (ESA) is Europe's gateway to space. ESA is an intergovernmental organisation, created in 1975, with the mission to shape the development of Europe's space capability and ensure that investment in space delivers benefits to the citizens of Europe and the world (www.esa.int).
The Telecommunications and Integrated Applications Directorate (TIA) supports innovation to boost the competitiveness of European industry in the global space market. This involves a wide range of activities, from space-based technology, systems, product for telecommunications development to the down-to-Earth application of space-based services. It also calls for engagement with a wide range of industrial, academic, and institutional partners. TIA's Partnership Projects provide the satellite communication industry with the right environment to introduce innovative space-based solutions systems into the commercial market.
2022-05-25 AAC Clyde Space AB (publ)
The previous owners of Omnisys Instruments AB convert the second third of their warrants into shares in AAC Clyde Space. AAC Clyde Space has consequently issued 5,780,033 shares, bringing the total number of shares in AAC Clyde Space to 199,030,976.
2022-05-20 AAC Clyde Space AB (publ)
Leading New Space company AAC Clyde Space's subsidiary Omnisys has secured an EUR 0.47 M (approx. SEK 4.9 M) order to deliver strategic spare parts to Airbus Defence and Space for Europe's next generation of meteorological satellites, the MetOp-SG.
2022-05-19 AAC Clyde Space AB (publ)
2022-05-19 AAC Clyde Space AB (publ)
2022-04-28 AAC Clyde Space AB (publ)
2022-04-28 AAC Clyde Space AB (publ)
Leading New Space company AAC Clyde Space has through its subsidiary AAC Space Africa been selected to deliver a ground station to a client in Africa. The order valued at approx. SEK 3.4 M will be delivered in 2022.
2022-04-21 AAC Clyde Space AB (publ)
A stellar night at the Corporate Content Awards in London yesterday, where we received three golds for our corporate communications work with Bladonmore.
The shareholders in AAC Clyde Space AB (publ), reg. no. 556677-0599 (the "Company"), are hereby given notice to attend the annual general meeting on Thursday 19 May 2022. Attendance at the meeting is only possible via postal ballot. The CEO's statement will be published on the company's website after the annual general meeting.
2022-04-13 AAC Clyde Space AB (publ)
AAC Clyde Space has issued 525 457 shares to the previous owners of Omnisys Instrument AB as an earn-out payment achieved following the completion of the preliminary design of the weather instrument to the ESA project Artic Weather Satellite (AWS). Omnisys was awarded a EUR 12.2 million contract to supply microwave sounding sensors to the AWS-project in March 2021. The share issue increases the total number of shares in AAC Clyde Space to 193 250 943.
2022-04-01 AAC Clyde Space AB (publ)
Leading New Space company AAC Clyde Space's subsidiary AAC Hyperion has acquired a contract to develop an onboard artificial intelligence (AI) capability for small satellites in collaboration with the Royal Netherlands Aerospace Centre (NLR). The European Space Agency (ESA) will fund the project with EUR 0.41 M (approx. SEK 4.2 M) sponsored by the Netherlands Space Office (NSO). The funding comes through ESA's General Support Technology Programme (GSTP).
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