ÅAC Microtec awarded contract from US Air Force Academy for Small Satellite components
AAC Clyde Space, has received a new order of components from the US Air Force Academy and its FalconSat programme. The order, with a value of USD 655,000 (approx. 6,4 MSEK), is for a set of THREE small satellite solar panels and EIGHT 1.2Nms small satellite reaction wheels for the next FalconSat mission. This is the third time the US Air Force Academy has selected AAC Clyde Space to supply small satellite components for its missions.
FalconSAT is the United States Air Force Academy's small satellite engineering programme and is one of the most successful student satellite programmes in the world, having been running since 1997. The FalconSat satellites are designed, built, tested, and operated by Academy cadets.
"We're delighted to continue our long-standing relationship with the FalconSat programme at the US Air Force Academy. The success of the FalconSat programme is testament to the dedication of the teaching staff at the Academy; working with the students on missions that are delivering real science and innovation," said Craig Clark MBE, Clyde Space Founder & CEO of AAC Microtec North America.
The order is scheduled for delivery in Q3 2020.