2021-08-23 AAC Clyde Space AB (publ)
AAC Clyde Space, a leading New space company, today announced it has founded AAC Space Africa to capitalize on the rapidly growing market for satellites and space services in Africa. AAC Space Africa will design, build, and deliver space missions to the continent from its Cape Town base in South Africa's Western Cape Province. The new subsidiary will also be the group's centre of competence for advanced radio communication.
The new company will be managed by Dr Robert Van Zyl as Managing Director and Francois Visser as Technical Director. They bring more than 40 years of small satellite experience to the company, having pioneered the African CubeSat industry through several missions, including the first CubeSat launched by the continent. Their expertise spans all facets of New space technologies, with a special focus on communications.
The team will initially focus on radio communication systems as well as sales and marketing. The team is expected to grow quickly in the coming year to meet demand from the African space economy, which is set to grow to $10 billion by 2024 (NewSpace Africa Industry Report 2019).
"The need for space services in Africa is growing rapidly as Government, companies and communities seek efficient ways to support development and build out crucial infrastructure. We see great potential for small satellites to provide timely, accurate and targeted data for sectors such as weather forecasting, ocean monitoring, agricultural planning, and land management.
The ability to provide data from space and monitor key issues across the continent will help Africa develop at a far more rapid pace over the next decade. Adding local presence and expert knowledge to our existing commercial offering will put AAC in an excellent position to address these growing needs. We look forward to taking an active role in the South African space community and the wider market", says CEO Luis Gomes.
AAC selected South Africa as the base for its new subsidiary AAC Space Africa, as the country has an established space industry as well as a strong position in communication systems, with highly skilled engineers and data scientists. AAC Space Africa will also be the centre of competence for advanced radio communication systems for the entire AAC group, becoming the worldwide supplier of advanced radio systems for AAC's space missions.
AAC Clyde Space has previously been active in the African market through its European companies' hubs, most recently by supporting Mauritius in its efforts to become a space nation and to track ocean currents with earth observation technologies.
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 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).
2022-03-09 AAC Clyde Space AB (publ)
Leading New Space company AAC Clyde Space has won an order for a power subsystem to be utilized in a new type of mission. The order is valued at EUR 0.5 M (approx. SEK 5.3 M), and follows an order received in 2019. The power subsystem is planned to be delivered during the fourth quarter 2022.
2022-03-03 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 a weather instrument. AAC Clyde Space is developing a new WeatherCube for Space Data as a Service weather constellations. The share issue increases the total number of shares in AAC Clyde Space to 192 725 486.
2022-02-17 AAC Clyde Space AB (publ)
2022-01-11 AAC Clyde Space AB (publ)
AAC Clyde Space, a leading New Space company, has received a 441 kEUR (approx. 4.5 MSEK) 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.
2021-12-22 AAC Clyde Space AB (publ)
AAC Clyde Space today releases a newly recorded pod series focussing on current topics in the space industry. The show is hosted by Moa Skan, a space enthusiast and PhD student in Astrophysics at Stockholm University and among the guests are Sweden's first astronaut Christer Fuglesang, Member of the European Parliament and meteorologist Pär Holmgren, and the Director General of Swedish National Space Agency Anna Rathsman.
2021-12-17 AAC Clyde Space AB (publ)
Leading New Space company AAC Clyde Space has published the second issue of its group-wide newsletter, SPAACE TALK.
2021-11-25 AAC Clyde Space AB (publ)
The previous owners of Omnisys Instruments AB converts a 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 192 200 029.
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