AAC Clyde Space AB has won an order from U.S.-based Aegis Aerospace to supply the Starbuck power systems and battery solutions, worth $500,000, for a satellite mission carried out on behalf of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD).
The mission, the STPSat-7, is a 150 kg. smallsat that will host research and technology demonstration payloads for the Department of Defense Space Test Program and will operate in LEO. The order is expected to be delivered in Q4, 2022.
This mission is part of the Space Test Program (STP), the primary provider of spaceflight for the DoD space science and technology community. The program has been in existence for more than 50 years, with a multitude of launches, and serves as a vehicle for testing novel technologies.
"We are proud to have won this prestigious order. The proven reliability, modular design, and flexibility were key in Aegis Aerospace's decision to choose our Starbuck power systems for the mission," said AAC Clyde Space CEO Luis Gomes.