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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/ 

2019-04-18
Regulatorisk

Aktieägarna i ÅAC Microtec AB (publ), org.nr 556677-0599, kallas härmed till årsstämma torsdagen den 23 maj 2019 klockan 13.00 i lokaler på Hotel Villa Anna, Odinslund 3, 753 10 Uppsala. Inregistrering till stämman börjar klockan 12.30.

2019-04-18
Regulatory

The shareholders in ÅAC Microtec AB (publ), reg. no. 556677-0599, are hereby given notice to attend the annual general meeting at 13:00 p.m. on Thursday 23 May 2019 at Hotel Villa Anna, Odinslund 3, 753 10 Uppsala, Sweden. Registration for the meeting commences at 12:30 p.m.

2019-04-18
Regulatorisk

Aktieägarna i ÅAC Microtec AB (publ), org.nr 556677-0599, kallas härmed till extra bolagsstämma onsdagen den 8 maj 2019 klockan 13:00 i lokaler på Clarion Hotel Gillet, Dragarbrunnsgatan 23, 753 20 Uppsala. Inregistrering till stämman börjar klockan 12.30.

2019-04-18
Regulatory

The shareholders in ÅAC Microtec AB (publ), reg. no. 556677-0599, are hereby given notice to attend the extraordinary general meeting at 13:00 p.m. on Wednesday 8 May 2019 at Clarion Hotel Gillet, Dragarbrunnsgatan 23, 753 20 Uppsala, Sweden. Registration for the meeting commences at 12:30 p.m.

2019-04-18
Regulatorisk

Styrelsen i ÅAC Microtec AB ("ÅAC" eller "Bolaget") föreslår att genomföra en nyemission av aktier med företrädesrätt för Bolagets befintliga aktieägare ("Företrädesemissionen"). Styrelsens förslag kommer behandlas vid extra bolagsstämma den 8 maj 2019. Enligt förslaget kommer ÅAC, vid full teckning, att tillföras 82,5 MSEK genom emission av 27 487 931 aktier. Med anledning av Företrädesemissionen tidigareläggs Bolagets delårsrapport för räkenskapsårets första kvartal till den 8 maj 2019.

2019-04-18
Regulatory

The Board of Directors of ÅAC Microtec AB ("ÅAC" or "the Company") proposes to launch a rights issue with pre-emptive right for the Company's current shareholders ("the Rights Issue"). The Board's proposal will be processed at the Extraordinary General Meeting on 8 May 2019. According to the proposal, ÅAC will, at full subscription, raise SEK 82,5M through the issue of 27 487 931 shares. Due to the Rights Issue, the Company will advance the date for the Company's interim report for the first quarter to 8 May 2019.

2019-04-17

Delsystem från rymdteknikbolaget ÅAC Microtec ombord de japanska rymdmissionerna RISESAT och ALE-1 har framgångsrikt tagits i drift i omloppsbana. Rymdfarkosterna placerades i låg omloppsbana (LEO) den 18 januari 2019 från den japanska Epsilon-4-raketen som sköts upp från Uchinoura Space Center i sydvästra Japan. Kontakt har nu etablerats med RISESAT och ALE-1, som båda fungerar som planerat.

2019-04-17

Subsystems supplied by space technology experts, ÅAC Microtec, for the Japanese missions RISESAT and ALE-1 have been successfully deployed in orbit. The spacecraft were integrated on the Japanese Epsilon-4 launcher and successfully deployed on Low Earth Orbit on January 18, 2019 from the Uchinoura Space Center in southwestern Japan. Contact has now been established with RISESAT and ALE-1 and both are performing as planned.

2019-04-09
Regulatorisk

ÅAC Microtec AB ÅAC Microtec AB:s dotterbolag, Clyde Space har idag ingått avtal med ORBCOMM Inc. (Nasdaq: ORBC), ett machine-to-machine och IoT-företag, att via två nästa generations "Automatic Identification Systems" (AIS) satelliter förbättra ORBCOMM:s branschledande AIS-erbjudande.

2019-04-09
Regulatory

ÅAC Microtec AB ÅAC Microtec AB's subsidiary, Clyde Space, today announced that it has partnered with ORBCOMM Inc. (Nasdaq: ORBC), a global provider of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, to provide two next-generation Automatic Identification System (AIS) microsatellites that will enhance ORBCOMM's industry-leading satellite AIS service offering.

2019-03-26
Regulatorisk

ÅAC Microtec har utsett Luis Gomes till ny VD. Luis Gomes har 25 års erfarenhet från rymdindustrin, och är specialiserad på småsatellitområdet. Han kommer närmast från brittiska SSTL där han senast varit CTO och Executive Director med ansvar för att definiera och genomföra både tekniska och kommersiella strategier.

2019-03-26
Regulatory

ÅAC Microtec AB has appointed Luis Gomes new CEO. Luis Gomes has 25 years of experience in the space industry, specializing in the field of small satellites. He joins ÅAC from UK's SSTL where he most recently held the position of CTO and Executive Director with responsibility for defining and implementing both technical and commercial strategies.

2019-03-25
Regulatorisk

Rymdbolaget ÅAC Microtec meddelar idag att Nasdaq har godkänt bolagets ansökan om att flytta upp handeln i aktien till First North Premier från Nasdaq First North. Övergången är ett viktigt steg mot målet att noteras på börsens huvudlista. Handeln med ÅAC:s aktie på Nasdaq First North Premier inleds onsdagen 27 mars 2019.

2019-03-25
Regulatory

The space company ÅAC Microtec announced today that Nasdaq has approved the company's application to transfer trading in its shares to First North Premier from Nasdaq First North. The transition is an important step towards the goal of listing the shares on the main list of the stock market. ÅAC's shares will start trading on Nasdaq First North Premier on Wednesday 27 March 2019.

2019-03-25
Regulatorisk

ÅAC Microtec ABs dotterbolag, Clyde Space, har fått i uppdrag av Satellite Applications Catapult i Storbritannien att uppgradera en befintlig order för missionen IOD-3 från en 3U-satellit till en 6U-satellit. Ordervärdet uppgår till 0.2 MGBP (cirka 2,5 MSEK).

2019-03-25
Regulatory

ÅAC Microtec AB's subsidiary, Clyde Space, has signed a contract with the UK's Satellite Applications Catapult to upgrade an existing order for the IOD Program from an 3U CubeSat to an enhanced 6U CubeSat. The contract value is 0.2 MGBP (approx. 2.5 MSEK).

2019-03-19

ÅAC Microtec AB ska utveckla mjukvara för Institutet för rymdfysiks instrument på European Space Agencys (ESA) mission till Jupiter JUICE för 2,1 MSEK. Instrumentet ska bidra till missionens övergripande mål, att ta reda på om det finns förutsättningar för liv under ytan på Jupiters månars frusna hav.

2019-03-19

ÅAC Microtec AB has been awarded a 2.1 MSEK software development contract from the Swedish Institute of Space Physics for an instrument that will be part of the European Space Agency's (ESA) Jupiter mission, JUICE. The instrument will assist in the mission's overall goal, to find out if there are conditions for life in under the surface of Jupiter's moons.

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