We are taking on one of humanity's most important challenges.

Four billion people do not have access to the internet. Astranis is going to change that. We are building the next generation of smaller, lower-cost telecommunications satellites to bring the world online.

Join us and work with top engineers who have flown things in space before. We are a well-funded team that moves fast.

WHO WE ARE

We’re engineers. We're entrepreneurs. We’re pilots, climbers, and Killer Queen enthusiasts. We speak twenty-one languages (not counting programming). We've worked at SpaceX, OneWeb, Skybox, SSL, Planet Labs, Qualcomm, IDEO, Google, Apple, Boeing, and NASA. And we've all chosen to work together to improve global internet access.

Our Team

John
CEO

Executive Director at Commercial Spaceflight Federation

Director of Rocket Flight Operations at X Prize

Stanford Aerospace Engineering

Purdue Aerospace Engineering

Ryan
CTO

Lead Engineer at Planet Labs

Flight Controls on Dream Chaser

MIT Aerospace Engineering

Has designed, built, tested over 100 small satellites

Miki
VP of Operations and Strategy

Strategy and Management Consulting at IDEO

Harvard Business School and Harvard Kennedy School

Cal Poly Aerospace Engineering

Ted
VP of Global Sales

President of Turner International - Asia

President of Hughes Asia Pacific & Board of DirecTV Japan

CASBAA & APSCC Board leadership

John
Program Manager

Control Systems Lead at Tyvak

Senior Engineer at Orbital Sciences

Cal Poly Aerospace Engineering

Steve
Digital Payload Lead

Senior Systems Engineer at Qualcomm

Led largest DSP feature revision to Qualcomm's 3G modems

University of Michigan Electrical Engineering

Mike
Software Lead

Systems Engineer at Kitty Hawk Corporation

Seattle University Computer Science

Built and flew swarm of 50 fixed-wing drones

Sam
Mechanical Lead

Senior Mechanical Engineer at SpaceX

Lead Structures Engineer at Mars Transport System

Wash U in St. Louis Mechanical Engineering

Bernard
Power/Avionics Lead

Electrical Engineering Lead at Planet

Principal Design Engineer at Nuvation

Simon Fraser University Engineering Science & Physics

Roshena
GNC Lead

Stanford Autonomous Systems Lab

Stanford Mechanical Engineering

Berkeley Mechanical Engineering

Rico
Systems / Test Lead

Operations Engineer at SpaceX, Planet & Zipline

Aerial Oblique Photography at Google

University of Michigan Aerospace and Space Systems Engineering

Brady
Hardware EE Lead

High-speed digital at Analog Devices

UIUC Mixed Signal Design Group

UIUC Electrical Engineering

Ali
Business Development Lead

Strategy & Planning at Intelsat

Business Development at O3b

CDI, MBA

TU München, Masters in Telecoms Eng

Riccardo
Biz Ops

Operations Director at Labdoor

UCSB International Studies

UCSB Technology Management Program

Spearfishing World Record Holder‍

Chris
Program Manager

Principal Technical Project Lead at SpaceX

Principal Program Manager, Microsoft

Georgia Institute of Technology Electrical Engineering

Christian
Biz Ops

MBA at University of California, Berkeley

Management consultant at Deloitte

Founder of telecom roaming startup featured by GSMA

Cory
Software

Senior Software Engineer at Skybox/Terra-Bella

Software Engineer at Space Micro

Montana State University Computer Science

Steve
Digital Payload

Logic Designer at Google

Firmware Development Engineer at Agilent

Sonoma State Electrical Engineering, Applied Math, and Computer Science

Laszlo
Power/Avionics

Ohio State ElectroScience Laboratory

Research Scientist at Lockheed Skunkworks

Girts
Software

Software Engineer at Google

University of Rochester Computer Science

University of Latvia Computer Science

Jason
Digital Payload

Senior Principal Scientist–Systems Design at Broadcom

Extensive R&D experience in comms & sat-nav industries

Ph.D. EE University of London, UK

Luca
Digital Payload

Multichannel amplifier lead at Dolby

‍FPGA engineer at Apple

20 years experience

Anjali
Power/Avionics

Stanford Electrical Engineering

Stanford University Power Electronics Research Lab (SUPERLAB)

Mark
Power/Avionics

20+ years experience with power electronics & system architecture

Curtiss-Wright, SSL, Raytheon

Missouri University of Science & Technology Electrical Engineering

Mark
Software

UC Berkeley Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Irvine CubeSat Avionics Lead

Reza
Analog Payload

RFIC Design Engineer at Qualcomm Atheros

Virginia Tech Electrical Engineering

Sharif University of Technology Electrical Engineering

Mark
Digital Payload

Senior Staff ASIC designer at EFI

Hardware Design Engineer at Abekas Video Systems

Blake
Systems / Test

Principal Engineer at Orbital Sciences Corporation

MIT Aerospace Engineering

Alex
Software

Developed options market making technology at Cutler Group

Founded two electronic trading businesses

Stanford Computer Science

Katie
Systems / Test

Aerospace Engineering, Rutgers University

Brooke Owens Fellow

Gateway Utilization Analysis, NASA Langley Research Center

Kagan
Analog Payload

Chief Research Engineer at TUBITAK Space Tech Inst.

Postdoc Ohio State, ElectroScience Laboratory

PhD Middle East Technical University

Paul
Mechanical

Senior Mechanical Engineer at Imatrex, NASA Ames, Lockheed/Martin

UC Berkeley Mechanical Engineering

UA Optical Sciences

Jocelyn
Systems / Test

Astronautical Engineering at the University of Southern California

Internship at the Aerospace Corporation and Ball Aerospace

Brooke Owens Fellowship Program

Julian
Mechanical

Mechanical engineer at Planet

Design experience in rockets, drones, & satellites

Cooper Union Mechanical Engineering

Kevin
Power/Avionics

Electrical Engineer at Allergan

Controls Research at Caterpillar

UIUC Electrical and Mechanical Engineering

Tim
Power/Avionics

Power Electronics at Linear Tech/Analog Devices

Hardware Prototyping at Apple

Cal Poly Electrical Engineering

Derek
Digital Payload

Research and Development at Sandia National Laboratories

University of Michigan Electrical Engineering

Han
Power/Avionics

Avionics at SpaceX

Yale Electrical Engineering

Jay
Mechanical

Mechanical at Millennium Space Systems

PolySat CubeSat Lab at Cal Poly

Cal Poly Mechanical Engineering

Michael
Software

Software Engineer at Counsyl

University of Michigan Computer Engineering

Mason
Digital Payload

Center for High Performance Reconfigurable Computing

NASA Glenn Research Center

University of Florida Electrical and Computer Engineering

Rachel
Systems / Test

Systems Engineer at Cobalt Robotics

University of Toronto Astronomy and Astrophysics

UC Berkeley Physics and Astronomy

Michael
Digital Payload

Digital Design Engineer at Northrop Grumman Corporation

Georgia Tech Electrical and Computer Engineering

Josh
GNC

Stanford M.S. and Ph.D., Space Rendezvous Laboratory

UCSD B.S., Aerospace Engineering

NASA Ames Mission Design Engineer (Starling Mission)

Brett
Digital Payload

SpaceX Senior DSP Engineer

Brigham Young University

Andrey
Digital Payload

Mixed-Signal/RFIC at Analog Devices & Multigig

UCSC Physics & EE

Abe
Software

UC Santa Barbara Computer Architecture Lab

UC Santa Barbara Computer Science (College of Creative Studies)

Co-founder of Futuristic Lights

Dennis
Analog Payload

RF ATE Test Engineer at Qualcomm Atheros

UIUC Electrical Engineering

Kyle
Mechanical

Researcher at MIT Lincoln Laboratory Beaver Works Center

MIT Mechanical Engineering

Bob
Analog Payload

RF Payload Systems at Boeing

UIUC Electrical Engineering

Matt
Business Development

Networks Commercialization, Intelsat

Sr. Director Product Development, NII Holdings

St. Lawrence College, Marketing

Managed over 100 products from concept to commercialization

Hall
Analog Payload

Space Technologies at Cal (STAC)

UC Berkeley Swarm Lab

UC Berkeley Electrical Engineering

Joshua
GNC

Sr. Propulsion Engineer at Lockheed Martin

GW Masters in Engineering Management

MIU B.S. in Mechanical Engineering

Yuji
Power/Avionics

Stanford Electrical Engineering

Stanford Solar Car Team Aerodynamics Lead

Sam
Power/Avionics

Purdue Electrical Engineering

Co-Op at FCA

Artie
GNC

Stanford Aeronautics & Astronautics

SpaceX Dragon GNC

Vanderbilt Aerospace Design Lab

Stephen
Digital Payload

Hardware Engineer at LGS Innovations

Rutgers University Electrical and Computer Engineering

U.S. Coast Guard Electrician's Mate

Marc
GNC

Autonomous Technologies at Apple

Rockets GNC at Lockheed Martin

Santa Clara University Engineering Management

UC Davis Aeronautical & Mechanical Engineering

Lauren
Biz Ops

Formerly at Fetch

Drury University and La Sorbonne-Paris

International Business & French

Joe
GNC

MARIO CubeSat Lead at Michigan eXploration Lab

University of Michigan Aerospace Engineering

Princeton University Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Kenneth
Biz Ops

Formerly at SS&C Advent

San Francisco State University, Cinema

Ryan
Digital Payload

Mixed-Signal IC Design at Raytheon Vision Systems

UCLA Electrical Engineering

UIUC Electrical Engineering

Adam
Analog Payload

Special Projects Group at Apple

Antenna designer at Kymeta and Echodyne

MSEE University of Washington

Toby
Software

Stanford University Computer Science

Software at Stanford Space Rendezvous Laboratory

Joe
Systems / Test

Simulation and Modeling at OneWeb 

Systems Engineering at JPL

MIT AeroAstro and Physics

Nato
Systems / Test

Cal Poly SLO Aerospace Engineering

Software at Planet

600+ hours in Kerbal

Nate
GNC

E-TBEx CubeSat Lead at Michigan eXploration Lab

Test Engineering and Additive Manufacturing Intern, SpaceX

University of Michigan Aerospace Engineering

Nathan
Mechanical

Strucutural Analysis Engineer Intern at Space Systems Loral

Test Operations Engineer Intern at SpaceX

San Jose State and Berkeley Mechanical Engineering

Tavio
Digital Payload

Architecture/Logic Design Intern at IBM

U. Washington Masters in Computer Architecture

Florida Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Chris
Power/Avionics

Electronics Lead, Michigan Hyperloop

University of Michigan Energy Institute Fellowship

Michigan Electrical Engineering

Our Advisors

Dr. fred harris

Pioneer of software-defined radio

Professor at SDSU since 1967

Dr. Bobby Braun

Former CTO at NASA

Roger Myers

Former Head of Spacecraft Propulsion at Aerojet Rocketdyne

Dan Berkenstock

Founding CEO of Skybox Imaging

Karl Clausing

30 years experience in spacecraft antenna design

Executive Director of Antenna Subsystems Operations at SSL

Our Investors

Jeff Dean • Lars Rasmussen • Kyle Vogt • Jeff Hammerbacher • Jaan Tallinn • Qasar Younis • Jared Friedman • Jude Gomila

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