AAC Clyde Space (“AAC”) has won a £4.6 million order for a full turn-key solution from Horizon Space Technologies that includes two new smallsat launches, operations and data delivery — they will become part of the Horizon Space Technologies’ Amber constellation dedicated to delivering Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA) intelligence data.
The EPIC-6U satellites will be able to locate and track vessels worldwide by geolocating and demodulating RF signals in a system that can be used to fight piracy, illegal trans-shipments, illegal fishing, and refugee smuggling, but can also be used for other purposes such as detecting and tracking a variety of RF emitters. The mission delivers a commercial service and may be extended to include more than ten (10) additional Amber cubesats. Horizon Space Technologies’ first customer is the UK National Maritime Information Centre (NMIC) in Portsmouth, England.
The two smallsats in this order are scheduled for launch in the 2nd half of 2022. The order is a follow-on order from the Satellite Applications Catapult IOD program (IOD-3 AMBER), for which AAC will also deliver a 6U cubesat to the International Space Station (ISS) in 2021, from where orbit deployment will occur.
“Amber is a perfect illustration of where new satellite technologies pry up demand for space-based services from existing and new customers. We look forward to taking an active role in reinforcing this strong trend for many years to come,” said AAC Clyde Space CEO, Luis Gomes.
“We are looking forward to expanding our current partnership with AAC Clyde Space as we move forward with more launches and advanced versions of our mission payload. They are a key part of the Amber team,” said Horizon Technologies CEO John Beckner.
Amber in testing
Horizon Technologies is a global leader in innovative solutions for signals intelligence. The satellites will be manufactured at AAC’s site in Glasgow.
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ABOUT AAC CLYDE SPACE
AAC Clyde Space specialises in small satellite technologies and services that enable businesses, governments and educational organisations to access high-quality, timely data from space. Its growing capabilities bring together three divisions:
Space Data as a Service – delivering data from space directly to customers
Space missions – turnkey solutions that empower customers to streamline their space missions
Space products and components – a full range of off-the-shelf and tailor-made subsystems, components and sensors
AAC Clyde Space aims to become a world leader in commercial small satellites and services from space, applying advances in its technology to tackle global challenges and improve our life on Earth.
The Group’s main operations are located in Sweden, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and the USA, with partner networks in Japan and South Korea.
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ABOUT HORIZON TECHNOLOGIES. WHERE VISION TURNS INTO REALITY.
Horizon Technologies is a Global Leader in Innovative SIGINT and Space-Based Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA) Intelligence Solutions. Horizon Technologies recently completed its Series A funding round with Maven Capital Partners and Virgin Money.
Horizon Aerospace Technologies is a world leader in airborne Sat Phone monitoring systems for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) applications, equipping governments worldwide by enhancing their SIGINT capabilities. We are the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) for the FlyingFish BlackFish SIGINT systems which are in operation on numerous platforms worldwide. We participate daily in SAR missions via NATO and FRONTEX in the Mediterranean Sea, and are heavily involved in international operations around the globe.
Horizon Space Technologies is the prime contractor for the UK Government’s Amber program. The Amber program will consist of Amber CubeSats in multiple orbital planes providing global Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA) data to NMIC (led by the Royal Navy).