Latest News

Loft Orbital Orders Power Systems from AAC Clyde Space 

By | April 17, 2020

A Loft Orbital satellite. Photo: Loft Orbital

AAC Clyde Space has won an additional $250,000 order from Loft Orbital for power systems for two satellites. The systems will be delivered during 2020, starting with an engineering model in the current quarter to be followed by flight models for two satellites in the latter half of 2020, AAC Clyde Space said in an April 16 release. 

AAC Clyde Space will deliver its Power Conditioning and Distribution Unit, STARBUCK PCDU, based on an existing design, and offers short delivery times. The systems will be used on Loft Orbital’s satellites, YAM-3 and YAM-5, to manage power distribution to multiple payloads hosted on the satellite platform. This order for power systems follows a previous order for Sirius on-board data handling systems, that enable the accommodation of different types of payloads on the standardized microsatellites.

[Investor Calls Loft Orbital the ‘Amazon Web Services of Space’]

Loft Orbital is working toward technology standardization, and its proprietary Payload Hub technology is a universal payload adapter that can fly any payload on a standard satellite bus. The company plans to launch missions quarterly. 

“We are proud to be part of Loft Orbital’s pioneering venture to offer rapid access to space for payloads. This new order extends our offering to Loft Orbital and shows our ability to deliver advanced subsystems with short delivery times” AAC Clyde Space CEO Luis Gomes said.