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SPACE DATA AS A SERVICE

Space data as a service

High-quality data delivered directly

Through this service, we build, own and operate the satellites, delivering only the data or communications you need. So you’re free to focus on enhancing your core business.

Our hybrid solution enables customers to subscribe to our space-based data service for a fixed period with the option to extend for a longer duration. Alternatively, if you need custom data sets for a bespoke service, we can provide that data through a tailored built mission where we still build, own and operate the satellites.

SDaas in operation

Through AAC SpaceQuest we already operate and own our own satellite constellation and ground station network, collecting global Automatic Identification System (AIS) and Radio Frequency (RF), to deliver a highly successful satellite data service.

APRIZESAT-8 and 10

APRIZESAT-8 and 10

AprizeSats 8 and 10 are used exclusively for the collection of AIS messages throughout the world. Both 12kg microsatellites are in polar sun-synchronous orbits since 2013 and 2014. Each satellite received over 1 million message a day, of which more than 50,000 represent unique vessels.

THEA

THEA

The primary satellite mission of THEA is to test an experimental spectrum survey payload developed by Aurora Insight, a US company. The Aurora payload is an experiment to demonstrate and validate the ability of its flight computer firmware to monitor, process and generate relevant measurements of the spectral environment in the 1.35 to 8.0 GHz band using a novel wideband antenna developed by Flexitech Aerospace. The secondary satellite mission of THEA is to test a new “Backdoor” receiver developed by AAC SpaceQuest to send executive commands, to reboot the satellite flight computer, or to cycle the spacecraft power bus in the event of a system failure. The outcome of this testing will result in a significant advancement in satellite radio equipment technology.

BRIO

BRIO

The primary satellite mission of BRIO is to investigate, identify and resolve potential technical and implementation issues with its advanced satellite SDR radio design developed by Myriota. Another important objective is to demonstrate the ability to upload and run new firmware that can introduce new features to the SDR Radio after it is on orbit. The results of this three-phase experiment will (1) demonstrate and validate the ability to uplink large numbers of messages to a satellite using a single channel, (2) demonstrate the ability to downlink messages to different ground devices on a single channel, and (3) implement an advanced signal processing algorithm on board a satellite to provide highly spectrally efficient bidirectional communications.

APRIZESAT-8 and 10

AprizeSats 8 and 10 are used exclusively for the collection of AIS messages throughout the world. Both 12kg microsatellites are in polar sun-synchronous orbits since 2013 and 2014. Each satellite received over 1 million message a day, of which more than 50,000 represent unique vessels.

THEA

The primary satellite mission of THEA is to test an experimental spectrum survey payload developed by Aurora Insight, a US company. The Aurora payload is an experiment to demonstrate and validate the ability of its flight computer firmware to monitor, process and generate relevant measurements of the spectral environment in the 1.35 to 8.0 GHz band using a novel wideband antenna developed by Flexitech Aerospace. The secondary satellite mission of THEA is to test a new “Backdoor” receiver developed by AAC SpaceQuest to send executive commands, to reboot the satellite flight computer, or to cycle the spacecraft power bus in the event of a system failure. The outcome of this testing will result in a significant advancement in satellite radio equipment technology.

BRIO

The primary satellite mission of BRIO is to investigate, identify and resolve potential technical and implementation issues with its advanced satellite SDR radio design developed by Myriota. Another important objective is to demonstrate the ability to upload and run new firmware that can introduce new features to the SDR Radio after it is on orbit. The results of this three-phase experiment will (1) demonstrate and validate the ability to uplink large numbers of messages to a satellite using a single channel, (2) demonstrate the ability to downlink messages to different ground devices on a single channel, and (3) implement an advanced signal processing algorithm on board a satellite to provide highly spectrally efficient bidirectional communications.

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Why SDaaS?

Using our data package service customers can access their space-based data quicker, cheaper and at a much lower risk. Customers save on investment in technology and infrastructure development by outsourcing this to AAC Clyde Space, therefore reducing overall risk. When delivering complex missions and services, our experience, capability and mission heritage bring in years of specialised knowledge, access to skilled resources, extra technical support, and business best practices. This enables our customers to save time, free up their resources and focus on the core functions of their innovative services and solutions without the fuss, while leaving to us to do what we do best – design, manufacture and operate spacecraft.

DATA TYPES

AIS
We operate and own a constellation of satellites, collecting global AIS and RF data. We also maintain the world’s longest continuous global, satellite-based AIS data library, providing access through secure, cloud-based data portals and offering advanced AIS data analytics capabilities to our clients. AAC SpaceQuest has been flying AIS payloads and collecting AIS data from space for more than six years.

We offer a variety of S-AIS data products including global and regional data feeds, processed streams and value-added AIS services – direct and through a host of re-sellers.

AAC Clyde Space are delivering AIS data exclusively to ORBCOMM, a global provider of machine-to-machine and internet of things solutions, which will enhance ORBCOMM’s industry-leading satellite AIS service offering.

New space data packages coming soon

Drone above field

Hyperspectral Data

Our partners at Wyvern Inc, a Canadian Earth observation company, have committed to subscribing to our data service for four years. This custom package is set to deliver high-resolution, multi-band, hyperspectral data from space over an initial four-year period. The satellites will deliver high-resolution hyperspectral data, a method for capturing images of Earth across multiple bands, providing much more information than the three main colour bands that the human eye detects. Wyvern will first offer the data to the agriculture sector, where it will help to optimise yields and detect invasive plants, pests and changes in soil make-up.

“Wyvern aims to deliver Earth observation data in the hyperspectral bands to new customers at greater value. Working with AAC Clyde Space is a first step in securing the market while we develop optical technology that will continue to revolutionise space-based data for a variety of sectors.”
Chris Robson, CEO, Wyvern

Data

Near Real-Time Weather Data

Through AAC Omnisys, we have gained a leading position in space-based weather data, a field set to grow strongly as new technology supports dramatically improved forecasts. Their company’s capabilities in developing pioneering payloads will be significant in building constellations that can provide high-quality, timely data for a range of applications to meet the needs of users in industries ranging from aviation, insurance and agriculture to commodities. Their innovative microwave-based sensor, designed for advanced space projects, provides superior-quality weather data to support radically improved weather forecasting and data for climate research.

Tanker at sea

VDES

Together with Saab and ORBCOMM, we are developing the first satellite of a potential future constellation that will provide a space-based VDES (Very High Frequency Data Exchange System) for two-way communication with the Earth’s surface. The added space capability will increase VDES’s range from the shoreline to anywhere in the ocean, converting what is currently a predominantly coastal system into a global maritime system.