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.
We have proven our ability to take Software-Defined Radios (SDRs) to space.
We put our demonstration satellite into orbit on January 2018—our first launch as a team—and successfully streamed HD videos up to the spacecraft, processed the signal in real-time by our software-defined radio, and returned it to our ground station in Alaska.