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.


Our Team


John, CEO

Executive Director at Commercial Spaceflight Federation
Director of Rocket Flight Operations at X Prize
Stanford Aerospace Engineering
Purdue Aerospace Engineering

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Ryan, CTO

Lead Engineer at Planet Labs
Flight Controls on Dream Chaser
MIT Aerospace Engineering
Has designed, built, tested over 100 small satellites

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Miki, VP of Operations and Strategy

Strategy and Management Consulting at IDEO
Harvard Business School and Harvard Kennedy School
Cal Poly Aerospace Engineering


Karl, Antennas and Payload Architecture

30 years experience in spacecraft antenna design
Executive Director of Antenna Subsystems Operations at SSL
UCLA Electrical Engineering
Caltech Electrical Engineering


Steve, Digital Radio

Senior Systems Engineer at Qualcomm
Led largest DSP feature revision to Qualcomm's 3G modems
University of Michigan Electrical Engineering


Siamak, RF and Antennas

Antenna Module Lead at SpaceX (Starlink Program)
Antenna Lead at Ossia
Sr. Antenna Engineer at Intellectual Ventures
TMU PhD, UCF Postdoc


Girts, Software

9 years at Google
University of Rochester Computer Science
University of Latvia Computer Science


John, GNC

4 years Control Systems Lead at Tyvak
4 years Senior Engineer at Orbital Sciences
Cal Poly Aerospace Engineering

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Sam, Structures

6 years Senior Mechanical Engineer at SpaceX
Lead Structures Engineer at Mars Transport System
Wash U in St. Louis Mechanical Engineering


Roshena, GNC and Software

Stanford Autonomous Systems Lab
Stanford Mechanical Engineering
Berkeley Mechanical Engineering


Brady, Digital Radio Hardware

High-speed digital at Analog Devices
UIUC Mixed Signal Design Group
UIUC Electrical Engineering

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Ali, Business Development and Product Marketing

Strategy & Planning at Intelsat
Business Development at O3b
TU München, Masters in Telecoms Eng


John, Business Development

Business Development at Bryce Space and Technology
Executive Director at SEDS
Office of the CFO at NASA
U.S. Air Force
Arizona State University


Cory, Software

6 years at Skybox/Terra-Bella
4 years at Space Micro
Montana State University Computer Science


Steve, Digital Payload

5 years at Google
5 years at Agilent
Sonoma State Electrical Engineering, Applied Math, and Computer Science

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Mike, Software

Systems Engineer at Kitty Hawk Corporation
Seattle University Computer Science
Built and flew swarm of 50 fixed-wing drones


Rico, Operations

Operations Engineer at SpaceX, Planet & Zipline
Aerial Oblique Photography at Google
University of Michigan Aerospace and Space Systems Engineering

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John, Software

Lead Flight Software Engineer at Google/Skybox
30+ years experience
University of Chicago Mathematics

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Mark, Power Electronics

20+ years experience with power electronics & system architecture
Curtiss-Wright, SSL, Raytheon
Missouri University of Science & Technology Electrical Engineering


Reza, RF Design

RFIC Design Engineer at Qualcomm Atheros
Virginia Tech Electrical Engineering
Sharif University of Technology Electrical Engineering

Blake, Operations

Principal Engineer at Orbital Sciences Corporation
MIT Aerospace Engineering

Kagan, RF & Antennas

Chief Research Engineer at TUBITAK Space Tech Inst.
Postdoc Ohio State, ElectroScience Laboratory
PhD Middle East Technical University


Paul, Structures

Senior Mechanical Engineer at Imatrex, NASA Ames, Lockheed/Martin
UC Berkeley Mechanical Engineering
UA Optical Sciences


Julian, Structures

Mechanical Engineer at Planet
Design Experience in rockets, drones, & satellites
Cooper Union Mechanical Engineering


Derek, Payload Electronics

Research and Development at Sandia National Laboratories
University of Michigan Electrical Engineering


Han, Power Electronics

Avionics at SpaceX
Yale Electrical Engineering


Jay, Structures

Mechanical at Millennium Space Systems
PolySat CubeSat Lab at Cal Poly
Cal Poly Mechanical Engineering


Mason, Digital Payload

Center for High Performance Reconfigurable Computing
NASA Glenn Research Center
University of Florida Electrical and Computer Engineering


Kyle, Structures

Researcher at MIT Lincoln Laboratory Beaver Works Center
MIT Mechanical Engineering


Dennis, RF Design

RF ATE Test Engineer at Qualcomm Atheros
UIUC Electrical Engineering


Bob, RF Design

RF Payload Systems at Boeing
UIUC Electrical Engineering


Hall, RF Design

Co-President at Space Technologies at Cal
UC Berkeley Swarm Lab
UC Berkeley Electrical Engineering

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Yuji, Power Electronics

Stanford Electrical Engineering
Stanford Solar Car Team Aerodynamics Lead


Sam, Power Electronics

Purdue Electrical Engineering
Co-Op at FCA

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Ryan, Digital Radio Hardware

Mixed-Signal IC Design at Raytheon Vision Systems
UCLA Electrical Engineering
UIUC Electrical Engineering


Arthur, GNC

Stanford Aeronautics & Astronautics
SpaceX Dragon GNC
Vanderbilt Aerospace Design Lab


Nathan, Structures

Intern at SpaceX and SSL
UC Berkeley Formula SAE
UC Berkeley Mechanical Engineering
SJSU Mechanical Engineering


Rachel, Office Management

4 years at Lincoln Financial Advisors
UC Berkeley Mass Communications

our advisors

Dr. fred harris   Pioneer of software-defined radio  Professor at SDSU since 1967

Dr. fred harris

Pioneer of software-defined radio

Professor at SDSU since 1967

Dr. Bobby Braun   Former CTO at NASA

Dr. Bobby Braun

Former CTO at NASA

Dr. Roger Myers   Former Head of Spacecraft Propulsion at Aerojet Rocketdyne

Dr. Roger Myers

Former Head of Spacecraft Propulsion at Aerojet Rocketdyne

Dan Berkenstock   Founding CEO of Skybox Imaging

Dan Berkenstock

Founding CEO of Skybox Imaging


our investors


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


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