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Bright Ascension and Craft Prospect Announce Strategic Partnership

We are thrilled to announce that we have entered into a strategic partnership with Craft Prospect Ltd, a space engineering practice leveraging state-of-the-art advances in robotics, artificial intelligence and quantum technologies to develop new payloads, services and operational concepts for satellite missions. The agreement comes within the framework of our recently launched Partner Programme, a key strategic initiative to support our on-going product expansion phase.

With the New Space sector and satellite technology developing at an unprecedented pace, we recognise the importance and increasingly critical role of collaboration to widen industry access to our products and technology and add value to our offerings. The Bright Ascension-Craft Prospect partnership brings together deep expertise in revolutionising the autonomy of mission operations offered by Craft Prospect and the unrivalled speed and efficiency of space software development in-built into Bright Ascension’s products.

A highly knowledgeable software specialist and an expert in autonomous systems, Craft Prospect typically relies on engaging with onboard software developers on a mission per mission basis for bespoke integration of its modules. Through collaboration with our software technology it will be able to offer mission development services and space software packages with integrated automation capability. This partnership will allow the company to develop its missions significantly faster, easier, with reduced risk and at lower cost, whilst gaining access to a noticeably larger market.

Our Partner Programme is designed to offer collaboration for commercial companies in the space sector across the globe to generate additional revenue streams. It targets both software and hardware technology providers and offers a wide range of routes to create new business opportunities, such as the re-sale of software licences, turnkey mission software solutions to complement existing services or fully integrated flight-payload packages for highly specialised technology providers.

“The collaboration we have developed with Craft Prospect is a powerful combination and only one example of the myriad of potential opportunities that our Partner Programme unlocks for space tech specialists.”

“This is a really exciting moment for us as we sign our first partnership agreement. We’re getting closer to unveiling our new suite of products for the entire mission both upstream and downstream and we expect to develop partnerships at different points of mission development process and its life stages,” said Peter Mendham, CEO at Bright Ascension.

“Craft Prospect is thrilled to announce this partnership.” said Steve Greenland, Managing Director at Craft Prospect.

“We have been both a user and contributor of the Bright Ascension’s software technology, configuring the core modules with our own IP blocks to enable next generation autonomy and onboard intelligence capabilities.”

“We look forward to working more closely in developing and deploying new components within Bright Ascension’s framework, and supporting clients to maximise the return from their missions and services.”