ÅAC has secured a contract with Airbus Defense and Space in UK to supply power subsystems for the ground testing of the ExoMars rover. This is the first of two orders for this type of equipment with an initial order value of 1.1 MSEK a delivery timescale of February 2018.
The power subsystems will be used in the ground testing of the ExoMars rover that will be launched to Mars in 2020. The rover is being developed for the scientific exploration of Mars and the search for life on the Red Planet. It is one of the most prestigious and challenging space programmes across Europe.
ExoMars is a joint mission between the European and Russian space agencies (ESA and Roscosmos respectively) to test technology for future exploratory surface missions on Mars. The ExoMars rover is capable of drilling up to 2 meters below the surface and will search for signs of past or present life. The collected data will help to evaluate risks for future manned missions.
- This order is of high strategic value and represents a vote of confidence from Airbus in ÅAC's technical capabilities, quality levels and ability to deliver complex systems with short delivery time. It also shows that ÅAC's technologies are highly regarded among commercial and institutional customers, says Iraklis Hatziathanasiou, VP Business Development Europe.
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ABOUT ÅAC MICROTEC
ÅAC Microtec is a supplier of spacecraft avionics, such as onboard computers, mass memory storage and power management units. ÅAC's technical competence includes the advanced and robust, fault-tolerant microelectronics for critical space applications. The company also markets complete satellites (weight <150 kg) in collaboration with other specialized suppliers.
ÅAC Microtec's shares are traded on Nasdaq First North Stockholm. G&W Fondkommission, telephone +46 8 503 000 50, is the Certified Adviser.
ABOUT AIRBUS DEFENSE AND SPACE
Airbus Defence and Space, a division of Airbus Group, is Europe's number one defence and space enterprise and the second largest space business worldwide. Its activities include space, military aircraft and related systems and services. It employs more than 38,000 people and in 2015 generated revenues of over 13 billion Euros.
Small satellite experts AAC Clyde's DaVinci mission was successfully launched on December 16th from Mahia, New Zealand on Rocket Lab's Electron Rocket. The customer, U.S. North Idaho Stem Charter Academy has since then confirmed that contact has been made with the spacecraft, with all spacecraft systems performing as planned.
Small satellite experts at AAC Clyde and its partners have redefined the art of the possible with the launch of their latest cutting-edge CubeSat, SeaHawk-1. Clyde Space, part of the AAC Clyde, designed and built SeaHawk-1 the first of two satellites to be delivered for the SeaHawk demonstration mission. SeaHawk-1 was successfully launched yesterday on the SpaceX Falcon 9 launch vehicle from the Vandenberg Spaceport in California yesterday on SSO-A SmallSat Express. AAC Clyde has since made contact with SeaHawk-1 from their Glasgow based ground station, all spacecraft systems performing as planned.
ÅAC Microtec will adopt to IFRS accounting principles. The interim report for the third quarter of 2018 will be ÅAC's first interim report, prepared in accordance with IFRS. Comparative figures for the Group under IFRS have been calculated from 1 January 2017. The transition to IFRS has been implemented to adapt the Group to the requirements for listing on Nasdaq First North Premier and ultimately at Nasdaq Stockholm.
ÅAC Microtec AB ÅAC and Ball Aerospace have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to work together to address new market opportunities in the small satellite market. This collaboration aims to leverage the companies' respective capabilities and unique offerings to address the demand for lower cost and capable solutions for the small satellite markets in the U.S and globally.
ÅAC has been awarded a SMART Research and Development Grant from Scottish Enterprise to develop their ground station services in Glasgow, a service which form an important part of the group's satellite-as-a- service offering. The grant is worth approximately 170 kGBP (approx. 2 MSEK) during 12 months.
ÅAC and the Mauritius Research Council, MRC (mrc.org.mu), have signed a contract to formalize the collaboration to deliver a 1U CubeSat and mission services for their pioneering Mauritian Infrared Satellite (MIR-SAT1) mission. The company will supply a fully integrated 1U CubeSat alongside a comprehensive mission service which includes, training, ground station delivery and operations support. The contract value amounts to £325,000 (approx. 3.8 MSEK) and will be delivered during 2019.
ÅAC has won an order on Sirius avionics subsystems from a commercial customer. The subsystems valued at approximately 1 MSEK, will be delivered in December this year proving ÅAC's ability to deliver advanced systems on short notice.
The space company ÅAC Microtec has decided to initiate a process to commence preparations to transfer the listing of its shares to Nasdaq Stockholm's Main market. The first step will be to apply for listing on the Premier segment of Nasdaq First North.
ÅAC has delivered its second 3U satellite to Canadian company Kepler Communications, which is set for launch later this year. The satellite was manufactured in under three months to form part of a pilot programme to demonstrate its store-and-forward data service aiming for a much larger constellation targeting as well the global IoT market and in-space connectivity.
Craig Clark, founder of Clyde Space and CSO for ÅAC Microtec has informed the company that he has sold 580,000 shares and given a total of 121,503 shares as a gift. Following the transactions, Craig Clark holds 8 927 355 shares in ÅAC Microtec, corresponding to 13.0 percent in the company.
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