Swedish space company ÅAC Microtec announced Dec. 22 it plans to acquire Scottish cubesat manufacturer Clyde Space, creating what the companies believe will be a dominant force in a growing sector of the industry.
Audacy, a company established in 2015 to create a commercial space-based communications network, plans to send the Audacy Lynq demonstration mission to the space station’s NanoRacks External Payload Platform on a NASA commercial cargo fight in late 2018.
The Cold Atom Space Payload mission “will create a new wave of space applications,” according to Craig Clark, Clyde Space chief executive.
Scottish small-satellite builder Clyde Space views Britain’s planned exit from the European Union as a non-event for its business given the company’s modest dependence on EU business, Chief Executive Craig Clark said.
Craig Clark, founder and CEO of Scotland’s Clyde Space Ltd., gives his views on the small satellite market and innovations like OneWeb’s planned mega-constellation venture.