Bright Ascension develops xSPANCION software

Posted on 22 January, 2021 by Advance 

Space software technology provider, Bright Ascension Ltd., has announced the start of development work as part of the partnership with AAC Clyde Space to deliver a multi-year xSPANCION project, funded by the European Space Agency (ESA) and the UK Space Agency (UKSA).

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xSPANCION is set to design and develop a cutting-edge end-to-end solution which will enable a wide range of companies to create  innovative constellation  services at a significantly reduced  cost. The  project includes a considerable expansion of  spacecraft production capability at AAC Clyde Space  and  development  of a  novel, efficient interface to give customers easy access to their mission data and seamless integration with the services they provide.

Bright Ascension’s role in the project, estimated at €2.2M  EUR, is to  deliver  the  next generation end-to-end software infrastructure which will allow customers to scale up their satellite-based service provision.nBuilding on the success of existing products and sizeable industry expertise, including a recent UKSA-funded project specifically focussed on scalability in space operations, Bright Ascension will develop annext-generation space software platform which aims to make mission and service delivery more efficient at a noticeably lower cost and within a reduced timeframe.

“We are thrilled to be providing a software platform for AAC Clyde Space, our long-standing partner, to help revolutionise theirindustry-leading space-as-a-service offering,” said Peter Mendham,  CEO  at  Bright  Ascension. “This is also an exciting opportunity for us as it integrates well with our existing roadmap and will allow us to accelerate our development and secure a stronger place in the industry. The products  developed  as  part  of  the xSPANCION project will form a key part of our current growth and will help us build on our industry position as an innovative space software technology provider.”