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Completion of Pearls Critical Design Review

(22 October 2018 - Sky and Space Global) Sky and Space Global has completed the Critical Design Review (CDR) of the Pearls satellites, and the nano-satellites have progressed to assembly and integration.

The CDR was undertaken by leading global aerospace construction partner GomSpace, a European based, Nasdaq listed contractor specialising in the construction and testing of bespoke nano-satellites.

The CDR process assesses all technical components including; schedule, overall design, altitude control performance and system budgets (mass, power and link), to ensure each part is of the highest quality and meets the required standard to progress to the construction phase.

The review concluded that the design presented by GomSpace to SAS complies with the requirements, and the Pearls can progress to assembly and integration, also to be completed by GomSpace.

Assembly and integration is scheduled to commence immediately and construction of the first batch of Pearls is expected to complete on time for the launch.

Once construction and integration are complete, the nano-satellites will then pass through various other final hardware, software and technical assessments and testing including a final acceptance test before launch.

This symbolises an important milestone for the Company as it signifies the next step in achieving its business model of providing reliable and affordable connectivity services to people and businesses in remote geographies.

Meir Moalem, Co-Founder, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer comments: “We are delighted to have successfully completed the CDR with GomSpace, reaching another milestone and remaining on track for launch next year. Positive results from the CDR validate our technology, support our strategy and reaffirm our goal of providing communication technology to remote geographical locations.”

“The Construction process phase has begun and I look forward to updating the market once this is completed.”