AAC Clyde Space’s Sirius Avionics Contracted by OHB Sweden Prime For Inclusion in ESA’s Arctic Weather Satellite – SatNews
OHB Sweden is the assignment’s main contractor for Arctic Weather Satellite, which provides the satellite platform and system integration. AAC Clyde Space received an order earlier in September to deliver one Starbuck power system with a value of 797 kEUR (approximately SEK 8.2 million), therefore the total order value for nuclear avionics for the project amounts to 1.3 MEUR (approximately SEK 14 million).
Omnisys Instruments, which was acquired by AAC Clyde Space in April 2021, was contracted in March to supply weather sensors to the Arctic Weather Satellite, to a value of EUR 12.2 million (approximately SEK 124 million). The Group has now received orders with a total value of EUR 13.5 million (approximately SEK 138 million) from the satellite project.
The order for the Sirius command and data management unit was preceded by a comprehensive review and consolidation of the original requirements. AAC Clyde Space will deliver a construction model during the second quarter of 2022 and an aircraft model during the first quarter of 2023.
ESA’s Arctic Weather Satellite is a first prototype mission aimed at demonstrating the usefulness of radiometric measurements to improve weather forecasts in the Arctic region. The final solution would be a complete constellation of satellites to provide more frequent measurements, something that cannot be achieved by the larger geostationary satellites already used to map the areas.
“Arctic Weather Satellite has become a flagship project for the AAC group, and we are proud to have such a central role in it. In addition, the satellite project clearly shows how improved weather data can help us better understand our environment for the benefit of both people and companies, Says AAC Clyde Space CEO, Luis Gomes.