Four billion people still have no internet access. Astranis is here to change that.

We are building the next generation of internet satellites.

The Problem

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.

Our Answer

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

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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.

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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

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September 2020

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

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June 2020

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

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November 2019

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

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August 2019

Forbes: "Astranis selects SpaceX to launch its first commercial satellite"

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