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
Co-founder and CEO

Executive Director at Commercial Spaceflight Federation

Director of Rocket Flight Operations at X Prize

Stanford Aerospace Engineering

Purdue Aerospace Engineering

Ryan
Co-founder and CTO

Lead Engineer at Planet Labs

Flight Controls on Dream Chaser

MIT Aerospace Engineering

Has designed, built, tested over 100 small satellites

Mike
CFO

Chief Financial Officer, EVP Strategy at Aerion Supersonic

Former value investor and investment banker

Boston College Finance and Economics

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

Jane
Head of People

VP, People Ops, Interana

Sr. Director, People Ops Accela

Sr. Director, People Ops at Infoblox

Dan
Senior Director, Payload

Director of Digital Payload Products at RUAG Space

Founder / Inventor / Chief Architect / Leader of Reconfigurable Digital Payloads at Lockheed Martin Space System Company

John
Director of Mission Systems

Control Systems Lead at Tyvak

Senior Engineer at Orbital Sciences

Cal Poly Aerospace Engineering

Steve
Comms/DSP 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
Avionics Lead

Electrical Engineering Lead at Planet

Principal Design Engineer at Nuvation

Simon Fraser University Engineering Science & Physics

Roshena
Mission Ops Lead

Stanford Autonomous Systems Lab

Stanford Mechanical Engineering

Berkeley Mechanical Engineering

Brady
SDR Hardware Lead

High-speed digital at Analog Devices

UIUC Mixed Signal Design Group

UIUC Electrical Engineering

Dennis
Analog Payload Lead

RF ATE Test Engineer at Qualcomm Atheros

UIUC Electrical Engineering

Laszlo
Power Lead

Ohio State ElectroScience Laboratory

Research Scientist at Lockheed Skunkworks

Melissa
AI&T Lead

Senior Mission Integration Engineer at SpaceX

Lead Mechanical I&T Engineer at Orbital Sciences

Berkeley Mechanical Engineering

Luca
RTL Lead

Multichannel amplifier lead at Dolby

‍FPGA engineer at Apple

20 years experience

Marc
GNC Lead

Autonomous Technologies at Apple

Rockets GNC at Lockheed Martin

Santa Clara University Engineering Management

UC Davis Aeronautical & Mechanical Engineering

Christian
Chief of Staff

MBA at University of California, Berkeley

Management consultant at Deloitte

Founder of telecom roaming startup featured by GSMA

Bin
Controller

Director, Nkarta Inc.

Corporate Controller, US Operations of Gilat Satellite Networks dba Wavestream


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

Cory
Software

Senior Software Engineer at Skybox/Terra-Bella

Software Engineer at Space Micro

Montana State University Computer Science

Katie
Mission Ops

Aerospace Engineering, Rutgers University

Brooke Owens Fellow

Gateway Utilization Analysis, NASA Langley Research Center

Girts
Software

Software Engineer at Google

University of Rochester Computer Science

University of Latvia Computer Science

Rachel
Software

Systems Engineer at Cobalt Robotics

University of Toronto Astronomy and Astrophysics

UC Berkeley Physics and Astronomy

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

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
Mission Ops

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
AI&T / Launch Ops

Electrical Engineer at Allergan

Controls Research at Caterpillar

UIUC Electrical and Mechanical Engineering

Olivia
Program Manager

Programs and Operations at ECAPS AB

Managing Director at OP Space Services

Google/PlanetMission Manager at SpaceX

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

Will
Biz Ops

15 years U.S. Air Force

C-5 Loadmaster and Strategic Operations Manager

One of two USAF aircraft liaisons during design and dev of the James Webb Space Telescope transportation project

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

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)

Chris
Biz Ops

Global Supply Chain Group Manager, Tesla

Head of Supply Chain & Operations, Brightloom

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

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

Tristan
Mechanical

Principal Engineer at Matrix Industries

Packaging Engineer at Intel

Caltech Chemical Engineering

Hall
Analog Payload

Space Technologies at Cal (STAC)

UC Berkeley Swarm Lab

UC Berkeley Electrical Engineering

Joshua
Propulsion

Sr. Propulsion Engineer at Lockheed Martin

GW Masters in Engineering Management

MIU B.S. in Mechanical Engineering

Steve
Biz Ops

Harvard Law School

Ranger School, US Army

Indiana University Political Science

Yuji
Power / Avionics

Stanford Electrical Engineering

Stanford Solar Car Team Aerodynamics Lead

Sam
Power / Avionics

Purdue Electrical Engineering

Co-Op at FCA

Mark
Digital Payload

Senior Staff ASIC designer at EFI

Hardware Design Engineer at Abekas Video Systems

Artie
GNC

Stanford Aeronautics & Astronautics

SpaceX Dragon GNC

Vanderbilt Aerospace Design Lab

Ho-Jung
Digital Payload

Cornell University Electrical and Computer Engineering

Cornell Organic Robotics Lab (ORL)

Stephen
Digital Payload

Hardware Engineer at LGS Innovations

Rutgers University Electrical and Computer Engineering

U.S. Coast Guard Electrician's Mate

Lauren
Biz Ops

Formerly at Fetch

Drury University and La Sorbonne-Paris

International Business & French

Michael
AI&T / Launch Ops

UCLA Physics

Spacecraft ATLO Engineer at Millennium Space Systems

Joe
GNC

MARIO CubeSat Lead at Michigan eXploration Lab

University of Michigan Aerospace Engineering

Princeton University Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Claire
Mechanical

Vehicle Engineering Intern, SpaceX

University of Pennsylvania Modular
Robotics Lab (ModLab)

University of Pennsylvania Mechanical Engineering and Robotics

Philippe
Power / Avionics

MSEE Interstate University of Applied Science NTB

Senior Electrical Engineer at One-Cycle Control

Ryan
Digital Payload

Mixed-Signal IC Design at Raytheon Vision Systems

UCLA Electrical Engineering

UIUC Electrical Engineering

Nancy
Digital Payload

Innovusion, R&D

Lidar, Prototype & Lab

Thomas
Power / Avionics

Electrical Design Engineer at SpaceX

Astra Space

Square-Electric Imp.

Adam
Analog Payload

Special Projects Group at Apple

Antenna designer at Kymeta and Echodyne

MSEE University of Washington

Andrew
Digital Payload

RIT Computer Engineering

Fulbrighter to Austria

Eric
AI&T / Launch Ops

Prototype Engineer at Bolt VC & APROE

Mechanical Engineer at Bantam Tools

Mechanical Engineering Georgia Institute of Technology

Maggie
Power / Avionics

Engineering Director at Stanford Solar Car Project
Stanford University Electrical Engineering

Justin
Software

Software Intern at Planet
Research Assistant at Michigan eXploration Lab
Michigan Computer Engineering

Matt
Mechanical

Thermal Engineer, NASA JPL

Georgia Institute of Technology Mechanical Engineering

Aaron
Digital Payload

Pre-Silicon Verification at Intel and Western Digital

FPGA DSP Design at Raytheon

Harvey Mudd College Systems Engineering

Jeremiah
Power / Avionics

Formula SAE, Gopher Motorsports

Minnesota Computer Engineering

Megan
Biz Ops

Corporate Strategy & Management Consulting at Accenture

B.A. in Economics and in English from University of Michigan

Cross
Digital Payload

Vehicle Dynamics Lead, Gator Motorsports

Avionics Intern, SpaceX

Tony
Biz Ops

Account Manager at Collabera

Sales Executive at Carmine

UC Irvine

Nate
GNC

E-TBEx CubeSat Lead at Michigan eXploration Lab

Test Engineering and Additive Manufacturing Intern, SpaceX

University of Michigan Aerospace Engineering

Juan
AI&T / Launch Ops

Engineering technician at Tesla

Member of the Tesla semi truck and roadster prototype builds

Universal Technical Institute


Justin
Biz Ops

IT Manager at USM, Inc.

Computer Systems Engineer at SMaRT Technology Services

Robert Morris University

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 Technical Advisory Board

Chair:

Dan Goldin

NASA Administrator
from 1992 to 2001

Members:

  • John Neer, Space Systems & Operations
  • Bob Kaemmerer, Space Systems & Operations
  • Dr. Fred Harris, Signal Processing
  • Dr. Douglas Palmer, Signal Processing
  • Dr. Darren Garber, Guidance, Navigation, and Control
  • Dr. Roger Myers, Spacecraft Propulsion
  • Mike Willett, Structures
  • Joseph Yee, Thermal
  • Karl Clausing, Antennas
  • Jim Lebo, Software

Our Investors

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

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