Four billion people still have no internet access. Astranis is here to change that.
We are building the next generation of internet satellites.
Internet satellites are as big as double-decker buses and cost hundreds of millions of dollars to build and launch.
As a result, it only makes economic sense to place legacy satellites over population centers.
Astranis improves access to internet connectivity by making smaller and more powerful satellites at a fraction of the cost.
This approach allows us to build our satellites in 12-18 months, about five times faster than our competitors.
MicroGEO: Our first production satellite
DESIGNED FOR geostationary orbit (GEO)
Operates for ten years in GEO, 35,786 km away from Earth
POWERED BY A SOFTWARE-DEFINED RADIO
Re-programmable radio, even in orbit
20x SMALLER THAN LEGACY SATELLITES
At a wet mass of ~350 kg, far simpler and cheaper to launch
OUR FIRST MISSION
We will triple the satellite internet capacity of Alaska.
Thirty-nine percent of Alaskans don't have reliable access to internet— the highest rate of any U.S. state — and thousands live with no access at all. We're working to change that with an incredible partner, Pacific Dataport, Inc.
Astranis in the News
Astranis raises $90 million Series B
Fortune: "The new funding will help Astranis deploy its first satellite, already contracted to provide Internet service in Alaska, as well as funding further growth..."
TechCrunch: "...Series B round led by Venrock, with a sizeable contribution by... Andreessen Horowitz."
Wall Street Journal Pro: "Since it was founded in 2015, Astranis has raised $108 million in funding, consisting of $58 million in equity and $50 million in debt."
Former NASA administrator Dan Goldin to chair Astranis's Technical Advisory Board
SpaceNews: "Astranis announced Sept. 17 that Goldin will chair the company’s new technical advisory board."
BusinessWire: "Administrator Goldin was the longest-serving NASA Administrator in NASA’s storied history."
MicroGEO satellite passes thermal-vacuum testing
TechCrunch: "[Astranis tested] all the way from 150 degrees Fahrenheit to -180 degree Fahrenheit... that is incredibly impressive."
Astranis CEO John Gedmark: "This is the single largest technical de-risking milestone for this product and for our first commercial program."
Why we helped a student satellite get to space
Astranis CEO John Gedmark: "My co-founder Ryan McLinko and I... met in 2006 through SEDS — Students for the Exploration and Development of Space. That’s why Astranis partnered with Nanoracks and SEDS to create the SEDS SAT-2 competition, which will help a new generation of students build something that will actually fly in space."
Astranis secures SpaceX Falcon 9 launch
Forbes: "Astranis selects SpaceX to launch its first commercial satellite"