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ÅAC Microtec confirms successful launch of SeaHawk-1, ground-breaking ocean health monitoring CubeSat

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.

AAC Clyde delivered SeaHawk-1, an advanced '3U CubeSat', to the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) last September. SeaHawk-2 is planned to be delivered second half of 2019. The two identical SeaHawk spacecraft carry a multispectral imager to perform Ocean Colour monitoring and are part of The Sustained Ocean Colour Observation from Nanosatellites (SOCON) project. The aim of the project is to observe the changing biology of the ocean surface and these first two spacecraft are a precursor to a possible constellation of SeaHawk satellites in low earth orbit which would provide continuous measurement of ocean colour data.

The SOCON project is a collaboration between the University of North Carolina Wilmington, Cloudland Instruments, AAC Clyde, and NASA's Goddard Space Flight Centre and is funded by a grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.

The mission will perform ocean colour observation in using a miniaturised advanced imaging sensor called 'HawkEye'. The data gathered by SeaHawk will enable greater understanding of the marine food chain, oceanic climate, fisheries and pollution phenomena. This information will be vital to our ability to monitor and support the health and the and sustainability of our oceans; a critical part of the Earth's ecosystem; and.

SeaHawk is a follow-on mission from the highly successful SeaWiFS (Sea-Viewing Wide field-of-View Sensor) mission. SeaWiFS was launched in 1997. 20 years on, SeaHawk is able to replicate the performance of the SeaWiFS mission except it is approximately 100 times smaller, lighter and cheaper. A successful operation of the SeaHawk CubeSat will show that you can deliver performance that improves upon traditional spacecraft at a fraction of the cost, size and development time.

- SeaHawk is a groundbreaking small satellite that perfectly demonstrates that CubeSats are now able to deliver exceptional mission performance for space applications. In this case we are proving that essential Earth science can be achieved on a much smaller and lower cost spacecraft. This has been achieved through the use of cutting- edge technologies that just weren't available a few years ago. The ability to deploy missions of this type on a satellite that you can hold in your hand will enable a multitude more applications and also constellations of spacecraft to provide the essential data we need to monitor and protect our planet, says Craig Clark, Founder and Chief Strategy Officer.

- We are thrilled to have SeaHawk-1 on orbit, says UNCW Professor John Morrison, SeaHawk's co-project manager and lead principal investigator. Our collaboration with AAC Clyde has been integral to the success of the program. SeaHawk-1 is the culmination of decades of innovation and over four years of hard work and dedication by an incredible team of researchers and developers. This satellite developed by AAC Clyde and its imaging sensor are the latest in cutting-edge technology and the data collected will open the door to countless opportunities for scientific advancement. Capturing daily, high-resolution observations of ocean color changes, and making them publicly available at no cost, will allow scientists across the globe to address critical environmental issues.

SeaHawk will generate an immense amount of data, approximately 6-7 Gb per day, to be downloaded through a 50 Mbps X-Band link. The data will be integrated into NASA's SeaWiFS Data Analysis System (SeaDAS) and will be distributed worldwide by the NASA Ocean Biology Distributed Active Archive Center at Goddard Space Flight Center.

The developments by AAC Clyde in spacecraft technology and volume production are making the prospect of missions requiring constellations of small satellites and CubeSats a reality, supporting an increasing range of new and technically challenging space applications.

2018-12-04 ÅAC Microtec AB

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.

Links
SSO-A SmallSat Express: (http://spaceflight.com/sso-a)  
For more information on about SeaWIFS please visit: https://oceancolor.gsfc.nasa.gov/data/seawifs/ 

2018-12-04
Regulatorisk

ÅAC och dess partners har genom uppskjutningen av den banbrytande kubsatelliten SeaHawk-1 förflyttat frontlinjen för småsatelliter. ÅAC Microtecs dotterbolag Clyde Space har utvecklat och byggt SeaHawk-1, den första av två satelliter som ska levereras för SeaHawk-uppdraget. Den lyckade uppskjutningen av SeaHawk-1 skedde igår från SpaceX Falcon 9 som sköts upp från Vandenberg Spaceport i Kalifornien på SSO-A SmallSat Express. AAC Clyde har från sin markstation i Glasgow upprättat kontakt med SeaHawk-1 och konstaterat att satellitens alla system fungerar som planerat.

2018-12-04
Regulatory

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.

2018-11-22
Regulatorisk

Tredje kvartalet, juli - september 2018 (jämfört med juli - september 2017)

  • Nettoomsättningen uppgick till 10,4 (2,3) MSEK.
  • Rörelseresultatet före avskrivningar, EBITDA, uppgick till -13,8 (-5,2) MSEK
  • Rörelseresultatet efter avskrivningar uppgick till -17,9 (-6,4) MSEK. Avskrivningar av övriga vid förvärvet av Clyde Space identifierade immateriella tillgångar uppgick till 1,3 MSEK
  • Resultat efter skatt uppgår till -17,9 (-6,4) MSEK
  • Resultat per aktie före och efter utspädning uppgick till -0,26 (-0,20) SEK

Nio månader, januari - september 2018 (jämfört med januari - september 2017)

  • Nettoomsättningen uppgick till 48,9 (11,0) MSEK. Clyde Space Ltd, som förvärvades 31 januari 2018, ingår i omsättning och resultat från och med februari, dvs med 8 månader under perioden januari till september
  • Rörelseresultatet före avskrivningar, EBITDA, uppgick till -31,9 (-14,1) MSEK. Rörelse-resultatet är belastat med förvärvskostnader från förvärvet av Clyde Space om 8,8 MSEK
  • Rörelseresultatet efter avskrivningar uppgick till -43,6 (-17,9) MSEK. Avskrivningar av övriga vid förvärvet av Clyde Space identifierade immateriella tillgångar uppgick till 3,6 MSEK
  • Resultat efter skatt uppgår till -43,1 (-18,0) MSEK
  • Resultat per aktie före och efter utspädning uppgick till -0,67 (-0,57) SEK
2018-11-21
Regulatorisk

ÅAC går över till redovisning enligt IFRS. Delårsrapporten för det tredje kvartalet 2018 blir ÅAC:s första delårsrapport som upprättas enligt IFRS. Jämförelsetal har räknats om sedan koncernens tidpunkt för övergång till IFRS den 1 januari 2017. Övergången till IFRS har genomförts för att anpassa koncernen till kraven för notering på Nasdaq First North Premier och i slutändan på Nasdaq Stockholm.

2018-11-21
Regulatory

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.

2018-11-20

ÅAC Microtec AB ÅAC och Ball Aerospace har tecknat ett Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) om att samarbeta kring nya möjligheter på marknaden för småsatelliter. Samarbetet syftar till att dra fördel av företagens respektive kompetens och unika erbjudanden för att möta efterfrågan på bra lösningar till lägre kostnader på marknaden för små satelliter i USA och globalt.

2018-11-20

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.

2018-11-14

ÅAC har tilldelats ett anslag (" SMART Research and Development Grant") från Scottish Enterprise för att vidareutveckla markstationstjänsterna i Glasgow, en tjänst som utgör en viktig del av koncernens erbjudande "satellite-as-a-service". Anslaget uppgår till 170 kGBP (ca 2 MSEK) under 12 månader.

2018-11-14

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.

2018-11-12
Regulatorisk

ÅAC Microtec AB ÅAC har ingått ett avtal med Mauritius forskningsråd, Mauritius Research Council (MRC, mrc.org.mu) för att formalisera samarbetet kring en 1U-satellit samt missionstjänster till den banbrytande missionen Mauritian Infrared Satellite (MIR- SAT1). ÅAC ska leverera en fullt integrerad 1U-satellit samt ett brett tjänsteprogram som inkluderar utbildning, leverans av markstation och driftsstöd. Ordervärdet uppgår till 320 000 GBP (ca 3,8 MSEK) och ska levereras under 2019.

2018-11-12
Regulatory

ÅAC Microtec AB 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.

2018-11-07

ÅAC har vunnit en order på Sirius-delsystem till en kommersiell kund. Orderns värde uppgår till cirka 1 MSEK och ska levereras i december i år. Den visar på ÅAC:s förmåga att leverera avancerade system på kort tid.

2018-11-07

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.

2018-10-23

Rymdbolaget ÅAC Microtec har beslutat att inleda förberedelser för att ansöka om att flytta aktiens listning till huvudmarknaden på Nasdaq Stockholm. Det första steget blir att ansöka om en notering på Nasdaq First North Premier.

2018-10-23

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.

2018-10-09

ÅAC har levererat en andra 3U-satellit till kanadensiska Kepler Communications, som ska skjutas upp senare i år. Satelliten tillverkades inom loppet av tre månader för ett pilotprogram som ska demonstrera en "store-and-forward" datatjänst med målet att skapa en väsentligt större konstellation, både för den globala IoT-marknaden, och för kommunikationstjänster i rymden.

2018-10-09

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.

2018-09-03

Craig Clark, grundare av Clyde Space och CSO för ÅAC Microtec har informerat bolaget att han har sålt 580 000 aktier och gett totalt 121 503 aktier i gåva. Efter transaktionerna äger Craig Clark 8 927 355 aktier i ÅAC Microtec, motsvarande 13,0 procent i bolaget.

2018-09-03

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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