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ÅAC Microtec delivers Kepler's second satellite, CASE, now ready for launch

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.

The satellite named CASE, is the second built by AAC Clyde for Kepler. It will support the first 3U satellite KIPP, also delivered by AAC Clyde and launched early 2018. The two spacecraft are part of a pilot programme that carries Kepler's novel Software Defined Radio (SDR) and antenna array, representing the first commercial entity to launch and operate a Low-Earth Orbiting communications satellite in Ku-band.

AAC Clyde was recently awarded the contract from Kepler Communications for a further satellite, a 6U platform named TARS. TARS will expand on the success of the two 3U predecessors by carrying a full suite of upgraded communications and processing units developed by Kepler to deliver both broadband and narrowband telecommunication services. For more information about TARS please, see press release August 20, 2018.

- With CASE, we have demonstrated our ability to with short lead-times deliver reliable customer solutions for commercial applications. We look forward to continue working with Kepler Communications as they expand their operations, says Iraklis Hatziathanasiou, VP Business Development.

- CASE was an opportunity for us to quickly incorporate what we previously learned from KIPP, while also extending our service capacity and service response. The pilot KIPP and CASE programme is a great first demonstration of handling high data-volumes from global users through multiple spacecraft. It really strengthens our Global Data Service offering while we await the increased capacity and IoT capability that will come from TARS", says Jared Bottoms, Lead Systems Engineer Kepler Communications.

Kepler aims to form a considerably larger constellation based on the programme that also includes the recently ordered 6U satellite from AAC Clyde. The forthcoming GEN1 constellation will incorporate 10 more satellites set to roll-out in 2020, followed by GEN2 in 2021 with additional 50 satellites, and GEN3 in 2022 with a further 80 satellites to complete the 140-satellite constellation.

The first spacecraft in the programme, KIPP, was successfully launched into Low Earth Orbit in January 2018 from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre (JSLC) in North-western China and is performing well on-orbit. In particular, the mission has proven the operation of AAC Clyde's precision 3-axis control system and the On-Board Computer, which is a highly resilient system that has already demonstrated impressive operational uptime.

- AAC Clyde aims to take a leading position in the emerging small satellite constellation market. In delivering "Satellite as a Service", AAC Clyde combines best-in-class manufacturing capabilities, novel operational structures and cutting-edge technology to offer customers unrivalled access to space", says Craig Clark MBE, Founder of Clyde Space & CSO of AAC Clyde.

For more information about Kepler Communications: http://www.keplercommunications.com 

2018-10-09

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

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

ABOUT ÅAC MICROTEC
ÅAC 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. Our end-to-end service package enables our customers to reach their mission goals with a single, trusted point of contact. In addition we supply a full range of subsystems for cube satellites and small satellites. 

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 KEPLER COMMUNICATIONS
Kepler offers global satellite communications through its next generation satellite network. The Kepler network serves applications today from global data backhaul to Internet of Things with the long-term goal of providing connectivity beyond earth.

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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