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SSC and Unibap to collaborate to bring SpaceCloud services in space

SSC and Unibap pursue to collaborate to bring SpaceCloud services in space

Unibap develops SpaceCloud™ Services (USS) with support from the European Space Agency (ESA) and now aims to expand its offerings together with the Swedish Space Corporation (SSC). SSC offers global satellite communications services to private companies and agencies. The intended strategic collaboration between Unibap and SSC enables business opportunities with turn-key SpaceCloud solutions for individual satellites or large satellite constellations. Through SSC's global presence and satellite ground station network, Unibap can get a significantly increased market exposure.

During the autumn of 2020, Unibap and SSC will discuss business models and in-depth cooperation agreements, as well as test and verify interfaces and protocols for SSC's ground stations and infrastructure. Unibap perceives the collaboration as an essential piece of the puzzle in the ongoing and previously communicated ESA InCubed project for SpaceCloud Services and as a Swedish strategic part in the planning for the continuation phase with ESA for a space demonstration.

Through the collaboration, SpaceCloud customers can receive a seamless cloud service distributed optimally according to current needs in space, on Earth or in combinations where space and ground infrastructure interact. Unibap and SSC see great business opportunities when the boundaries between ground-based services and space services are opened up. The collaboration also leads to a strengthened Swedish and European strategic position within IoT and data-driven business models with Esrange in Kiruna a major communications hub in SpaceCloud™.

- We are thrilled to cooperate with SSC on SpaceCloud to offer a complete end-to-end solution for customers globally. The cooperation bring onboard data processing and satellite communication to the next level and can release the cloud computing potential to space systems, says CEO Fredrik Bruhn, Unibap.

- The advantages of this initiative are clear: cloud solutions is a promising area of innovation that optimizes our services and allows for a better adaptation to our customer needs in space, on Earth or in combinations where space and ground infrastructure interact, says Linda Lyckman, SVP Business and Technology Innovation, SSC.