xSPANCION

Name xSPANCION
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 6U
Organisation AAC Clyde Space
Institution Company
Entity Commercial
Nation UK
Manufacturer AIVT by AAC Clyde Space
Operator AAC Clyde Space
Costs $12.1 million from the UK Space Agency together for the first and second phases.
Oneliner

Constellation as a service demonstration with 4 satellites to be launched and 10 built. Customers and payloads to be signed up.

Description

During the first phase of the project running until mid-2021, AAC Clyde Space will deliver a preliminary design for its next generation space as a service offering. 
Once the first phase is successfully completed, the project culminates in the manufacturing of 10 satellites and demonstration of 4 of them in orbit.
In parallel and in anticipation to the second phase, AAC Clyde Space intends to enter into customer agreements for data delivery from its constellation services, bringing additional match co-fund to the project. AAC Clyde Space intends to raise additional funds for the project by signing up customers for constellation services.
The project encompasses design of a satellite platform and production process, manufacturing, licensing, and launch co-ordination, as well as the development of new technologies for the future constellation, such as for propulsion, intersatellite links, safe and secure transmission of data and a customer interface.

Sources [1] [2] [3] [4] [5]
Keywords Hosted Payloads, Propulsion, Intersatellite links

Related Spacecraft

Name Status Launch Orbit
xSPANCION 1 not launched 2024-12-31 not launched
xSPANCION 2 not launched 2024-12-31 not launched
xSPANCION 3 not launched 2024-12-31 not launched
xSPANCION 4 not launched 2024-12-31 not launched
xSPANCION 5 not launched 2026-12-31 not launched
xSPANCION 6 not launched 2026-12-31 not launched
xSPANCION 7 not launched 2026-12-31 not launched
xSPANCION 8 not launched 2026-12-31 not launched
xSPANCION 9 not launched 2026-12-31 not launched
xSPANCION 10 not launched 2026-12-31 not launched

Last modified: 2022-12-31
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