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AAC Clyde Space to develop a 19.7 MEUR (approx. 202 MSEK) innovative Constellation Services with ESA and UK Space Agency

2020-11-18 AAC Clyde Space AB (publ)
AAC Clyde Space embarks on a 3-year project, named xSPANCION, with the European Space Agency (ESA) to develop an innovative satellite constellation service, including the manufacturing of 10 spacecrafts. The UK Space Agency through ESA, will co-fund the project with 9.9 MEUR (approx. 101.4 MSEK). AAC Clyde Space intends to, outside this project, enter into customer service agreements for data delivery from the constellation.

During the first phase of the project running until mid-2021, AAC Clyde Space will deliver a preliminary design for its next generation space as a service offering. The value of this first phase is 1.8 MEUR (approx. 18.4 MSEK) of which 0.9 MEUR (approx. 9.2 MSEK) will be co-funded by UK Space Agency through ESA, providing sufficient resources to achieve comfortably this part of the project. The co-funding from UK Space Agency will be recognized as revenue with no net margin since AAC Clyde Space and partners will co-fund the remaining 0.9 MEUR (approx. 9.2 MEUR).

Once the first phase is successfully completed, the project culminates in the manufacturing of 10 satellites and demonstration of 4 of them in orbit. The value of this part of the project is 17.9 MEUR (approx. 183.3 MSEK) of which 8.9 MEUR (approx. 91.1 MSEK), will be co-funded by UK Space Agency through ESA.

In parallel and in anticipation to the second phase, AAC Clyde Space intends to enter into customer agreements for data delivery from its constellation services, bringing additional match co-fund to the project.

The latter part of the project will ready AAC Clyde Space for large volume production and constellation operations. The project encompasses design of a satellite platform and production process, manufacturing, licensing, and launch co-ordination, as well as the development of new technologies for the future constellation, such as for propulsion, intersatellite links, safe and secure transmission of data and a customer interface. Several parts of the project will benefit from development work financed by Scottish Enterprise as announced in June 2020.

The project is structured as a Public Private Partnership, through which AAC Clyde Space will collaborate with Bright Ascension, the University of Strathclyde, D-Orbit UK, the Satellite Applications Catapult and Alden Legal UK.

"xSPANCION will revolutionize our space as a service offering. It will allow us to significantly reduce the cost of every message collected, every image captured, supporting those business cases that to date have not been able to justify the capex to have 100s of sensors in orbit. Fundamentally, our customers will no longer have to worry about how to access space, they can focus on how to enhance their core business. The xSPANCION project will catalyze a new generation of applications not previously possible", says AAC Clyde Space CEO Luis Gomes.

"This game-changing project will see AAC Clyde Space develop cutting edge technology, including communication between satellites to increase data performance, and help keep the UK at the forefront of the global small satellite market. Building satellites quicker and in higher volumes is not only vital to meet the increasing demand for services we all rely on, it also supports the launch of small satellites from UK soil in the coming years. The UK is a leading investor in telecommunications research, which is why we recently committed a £250 million of investment to back ESA projects led by innovative companies like AAC Clyde Space", says the UK Space Agency Chief Executive Dr Graham Turnock.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Please visit: www.aac-clyde.space or contact:
CEO Luis Gomes investor@aac-clydespace.com
CFO Mats Thideman, investor@aac-clydespace.com, mobile +46 70 556 09 73

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 15:30 CET on 18 November 2020.

ABOUT AAC CLYDE SPACE
The group AAC Clyde Space offers turnkey solutions and services from mission design to on-orbit operations, including reliable customizable satellite platforms in the range of 1 to 50 Kg and a full range of subsystems for cube and small satellites. With unrivalled flight heritage and end-to-end service, AAC Clyde Space enables customers to reach their mission goals through a single, trusted point of contact.

AAC Clyde Space's shares are traded on Nasdaq First North Premier Growth Market. Erik Penser Bank AB, e-mail certifiedadviser@penser.se, telephone +46 8 463 83 00, is the Certified Adviser.

01 March 2021
Regulatory

2021-03-01 AAC Clyde Space AB (publ)
AAC Clyde Space AB is updating its management structure to increase agility and underpin continued growth. The group is implementing a distributed management structure, with group level sales and strategic leadership in Group management, and geographical operations management for each country.

25 February 2021
Regulatory

2021-02-25 AAC Clyde Space AB (publ)
Craig Clark has decided to leave AAC Clyde Space where he has been CSO. Craig has held the position since 2018 when AAC merged with Clyde Space to form AAC Clyde Space.

18 February 2021
Regulatory

2021-02-18 AAC Clyde Space AB (publ)

05 January 2021

2021-01-05 AAC Clyde Space AB (publ)
AAC Clyde Space AB (publ) ("AAC") subsidiary Hyperion has been awarded a MEUR 0.15 (approx. 1.5 MSEK) order to carry out an in-orbit verification of CubeCAT, its space-based laser communication terminal. CubeCAT is designed to enable ultra high-speed downlink of data from small satellites, greatly improving and facilitating their data communication.

30 December 2020
Regulatory

2020-12-30 AAC Clyde Space AB (publ)
AAC Clyde Space AB (publ) ("AAC") announced on October 15, 2020 that an agreement had been reached to acquire all shares in SpaceQuest Ltd. All conditions for completion of the acquisition have been met and the acquisition has thus been completed. Hence, AAC Group has a strong foothold in the United States, the world's largest space market.

18 December 2020

2020-12-18 AAC Clyde Space AB (publ)
AAC Clyde Space has been commissioned by British Space Forge to design a satellite platform that is to take advantage of the space environment for production in-orbit. The satellite is intended to stay in-orbit for six months and thereafter descend on Earth for the product to be delivered to customers. This order for the first phase of a potential larger project with a value of 0.1 million GBP (approx. 1.3 MSEK) and scheduled for delivery in March 2021.

26 November 2020

2020-11-26 AAC Clyde Space AB (publ)
The Committee on Foreign Investments in the United States (CFIUS) has determined that there are no unresolved national securities concerns with AAC Clyde Space acquiring SpaceQuest Ltd. AAC Clyde Space will now initiate the closing process which is expected to be finalised during December 2020.

26 November 2020
Regulatory

2020-11-26 AAC Clyde Space AB (publ)

18 November 2020
Regulatory

2020-11-18 AAC Clyde Space AB (publ)
AAC Clyde Space embarks on a 3-year project, named xSPANCION, with the European Space Agency (ESA) to develop an innovative satellite constellation service, including the manufacturing of 10 spacecrafts. The UK Space Agency through ESA, will co-fund the project with 9.9 MEUR (approx. 101.4 MSEK). AAC Clyde Space intends to, outside this project, enter into customer service agreements for data delivery from the constellation.

10 November 2020
Regulatory

2020-11-10 AAC Clyde Space AB (publ)

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