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ÅAC Microtec confirms successful launch of DaVinci Mission, enabling students to access space

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.

The 3U satellite mission is produced for a group of high school students from Idaho, United States after they won the NASA ELaNa nanosatellite mission award. The low-cost research satellite is aligned with NASA's new focus on launching a host of small satellites, or CubeSats, to study Earth and space. 

- DaVinci is not only a unique project for AAC Clyde but also for the space industry in general. The ambition with the satellite is to inspire the next generation of innovators around the world, something we are delighted to support and be part of. I'm really looking forward to seeing the first images downloaded and being shared with the next generation of engineers and scientists, says Craig Clark MBE, AAC Clyde Founder and Chief Strategy Officer.

The DaVinci mission will teach students about radio waves, aeronautical engineering, space mechanics and geography, by sending communication signals to schools around the world. The satellite carries a Globalstar modem, allowing schools to communicate with the spacecraft and download daily images captured by DaVinci and uplinked through the Globalstar Network.

AAC Clyde will provide support for on orbit test of the satellite, commissioning and ongoing operations services using the STEM Charter ground station in the United States.

About project DaVinci
Project DaVinci's mission objective is to 'light up minds' around the world with global educational access to the satellite. This cutting-edge satellite will send short messages to receiver kits tuned to a specific frequency for VHF uplink and UHF downlink. This information will include the status of the satellite as well as an inspirational message to students encouraging them to pursue their dreams in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) related fields. 

The students, from North Idaho STEM Charter Academy in Rathdrum, led by their teacher Elizabeth Brubaker, said their goal was "to offer people everywhere a connection to space that has only been felt by astronauts".

The teenagers are being helped by Burt Rutan, designer of the world's first private spaceship, Spaceship One, which is now hanging in the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum, and Peter Diamandis, who launched the $10 million XPRIZE to jumpstart a private race to space - won by Rutan and his team at Scaled Composites.

The mission is funded through sponsorship and crowdfunding. One of the team leaders, Erik Finman, previously named as Time Magazine's most influential teen and a Bitcoin millionaire was instrumental in crowd funding and securing sponsors

2018-12-20

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Please visit: www.aacmicrotec.com and www.clyde.space or contact: 

CEO Alfonso Barreiro, investor@aacmicrotec.com
Chairman of the board Rolf Hallencreutz, investor@aacmicrotec.com

ABOUT ÅAC MICROTEC
ÅAC Microtec, and its subsidiary Clyde Space, offer a full turnkey mission service from design to on-orbit operations including reliable platforms in the range of 1 to 50 Kg; customizable to suit our customers' requirements. Their end-to-end service package enables our customers to reach their mission goals with a single, trusted point of contact. In addition, they supply a full range of subsystems for cube satellites and small satellites. The company has offices in Sweden, the UK and USA. 

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 CubeSats
CubeSats are fully functional satellites.  CubeSat have standard dimensions are measured in standard "Units" or "U's" with a 1U CubeSat being 100mm x 100mm x 110mm and about 1.1kg, a 3U CubeSat being 100mm x 100mm x 330mm and about 4kg, and so on.  CubeSats typically piggy-back on other launches.  The range of applications of CubeSats is increasing rapidly as the technology and capabilities of these tiny spacecraft continue to improve.

2019-05-23
Regulatorisk

ÅAC Mictrotec medverkar i den första skotsk-irländska förbindelsen i rymden genom att Clyde Space, Skottlands största rymdbolag och dotterbolag till ÅAC Microtec AB, ingår avtal med University College Dublin. Avtalet, som har ett mindre värde, innebär att Clyde Space tillhandahåller delsystemen till plattformen för Irlands första satellit, EIRSAT-1, som är en 2Us kubsatellit. EIRSAT-1 är ett samarbetsprojekt som utvecklats av studenter och anställda på universitetet och kommer att innehålla ny irländsk teknik. EIRSAT-1 är planerad att skjutas upp 2020.

2019-05-23
Regulatory

We are delighted to announce the first Celtic connection in space as Clyde Space, Scotland's largest space company and subsidiary of ÅAC Microtec AB, signs a contract with University College Dublin (UCD).  The contract is of minor value but will see Clyde Space supply CubeSat platform equipment for Ireland's first satellite, EIRSAT-1, which is a 2U CubeSat. EIRSAT-1 is a collaborative project developed by students and staff of UCD and will incorporate novel Irish technology. EIRSAT-1 is planned to launch in 2020.

2019-05-17
Regulatorisk

Det prospekt som ÅAC Microtec AB (publ) ("ÅAC" eller "Bolaget") har upprättat med anledning av den förestående nyemissionen av aktier med företrädesrätt för ÅAC:s aktieägare om cirka 82,5 MSEK ("Företrädesemissionen") har idag godkänts och registrerats av Finansinspektionen. Med anledning av Företrädesemissionen bjuder ÅAC in till investerarträffar torsdagen den 23 maj och tisdagen den 28 maj 2019.

2019-05-17
Regulatory

The prospectus that ÅAC Microtec AB (publ) ("ÅAC" or "the Company") has prepared in connection with the new share issue of approximately SEK 82.5 million with preferential rights for ÅAC's shareholders (the "Rights Issue") has today been approved and registered by the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority ("Finansinspektionen"). On account of the Rights Issue, ÅAC invites to investor meetings on Thursday, May 23, and Tuesday, May 28, 2019.

2019-05-16
Regulatorisk

ÅAC Microtec AB har valts att leverera ombordteknik som möjliggör multipla nyttolaster på mikrosatelliter utvecklade av amerikanska Loft Orbital Solutions Inc. Ordern som har ett värde om ca 4,7 MSEK (490 kUSD), planeras att levereras under andra halvåret 2019.

2019-05-16
Regulatory

ÅAC Microtec AB has been selected to supply electronics for an onboard technology to enable Payload Rideshares on micro satellites developed by Loft Orbital Solutions Inc. The order with a value of approx. 4.7 MSEK (490 kUSD) is planned to be delivered in the second half of 2019.

2019-05-09
Regulatorisk

ÅAC Microtec ABs amerikanska partner York Space Systems rapporteras framgångsrikt ha tagit sin första satellit, en S-CLASS satellit, i drift efter uppskjutningen till omloppsbana den 5 maj. ÅACs Sirius-produkter, inkluderande omborddator och massminne, samt kraftsystem fungerar planenligt.

2019-05-09
Regulatory

ÅAC Microtec AB's partner U.S. York Space Systens is successfully operating its first satellite in orbit, the S-CLASS satellite after its launch on 5 May 2019. ÅAC's Sirius range, including onboard computer and mass memory, and power system are working according to plan.

2019-05-08
Regulatorisk

GENOMBROTT FÖR SPACE-AS-A-SERVICE

Första kvartalet, januari - mars 2019 (jämfört med januari - mars 2018)

  • Nettoomsättningen uppgick till 14,9 (16,4) MSEK
  • Rörelseresultatet före avskrivningar, EBITDA, uppgick till -6,5 (-12,2) MSEK. Föregående periods resultat inkluderar förvärvskostnader om 8,8 MSEK.
  • Rörelseresultatet efter avskrivningar uppgick till -9,9 (-15,6) MSEK.
  • Resultat efter skatt uppgår till -10,1 (-15,0) MSEK.
  • Resultat per aktie före och efter utspädning uppgick till -0,15 (-0,27) SEK
2019-05-08
Regulatory

BREAKTHROUGH FOR SPACE-AS-A-SERVICE

First quarter, January - March 2019 (compared to January - March 2018)

  • Net sales amounted to 14.9 (16.4) MSEK
  • Operating profit before depreciation, EBITDA, amounted to -6.5 (-12.2) MSEK. Earnings for the previous period include acquisition costs of 8.8 MSEK
  • Operating profit after depreciation amounted to -9.9 (-15.6) MSEK.
  • Profit after tax amounts to -10.1 (-15.0) MSEK
  • Earnings per share before and after dilution amounted to -0.15 (-0.27) SEK
2019-05-08
Regulatorisk

Brent Abbot lämnar posten som CEO AAC Microtec North America Inc., ett dotterbolag till ÅAC Microtec. CSO Craig Clark utses till tf CEO.

2019-05-08
Regulatory

ÅAC Microtec AB Brent Abbot steps down as CEO AAC Microtec North America Inc., a subsidiary of ÅAC Microtec. CSO Craig Clark will be acting CEO until a replacement is appointed.

2019-05-03

ÅAC Microtecs valberedning har beslutat att föreslå Anita Bernie som ledamot i styrelsen. Anita Bernie är välrenommerad inom rymdindustrin efter att ha inlett sin karriär som Spacecraft Design Engineer på Airbus Stevenage, därefter börjat på småsatellittillverkaren SSTL där hon avancerade till att bli medlem av koncernledningen. Sedan 2018 har Anita Bernie arbetat på KISPE Space Systems Limited med ansvar för strategi och genomförande.

2019-05-03

ÅAC Microtec AB's nomination committee has decided to propose Anita Bernie to the Board of Directors. Anita Bernie is well reputed in the space industry, having started her career at Airbus Stevenage as a Spacecraft Design Engineer, later joining  the small satellite manufacturer SSTL, where she progressed to a position on the Senior Executive Team and since 2018 has been at KISPE Space Systems Limited where she leads strategy and execution.

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