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 $250 Million From Top Growth Investors
CNBC: "Astranis.... closed new funding to ramp up production. The company raised $250 million at a $1.4 billion valuation, in a round led by BlackRock and joined by new investors Baillie Gifford, Fidelity and others."
Astranis accelerates production with four more small GEO satellites
SpaceNews: "Astranis has started building four very small geostationary orbit satellites as it gears up to produce dozens and later hundreds of them simultaneously."
Astranis Begins Final Assembly of Alaska Satellite Following Successful Test of Software-Defined Radio Payload
Astranis CEO John Gedmark: "It’s hard to overstate the importance of this test of the satellite’s performance: we expected to be able to deliver 7.5 Gbps to Alaska, and it looks like we will ultimately deliver as much as 20% more, or around 10 Gbps."
Pacific Dataport CEO Chuck Schumann: "The Aurora Project will offer service at less than half the cost of OneWeb and with more flexibility."
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."