Washington, D.C., April 27, 2020 – The Satellite Industry Association (SIA) today announced that micro-geostationary orbit (micro-GEO) satellite internet company Astranis Space Technologies Corp. (Astranis) is the Association’s newest member. Based in San Francisco, Astranis is building 350 kg micro-GEO satellites to provide global connectivity services to the billions of unserved and underserved people in the United States and around the world. The Company’s first mission is to launch a low cost micro-GEO satellite equipped with software-defined radio (SDR) dedicated to providing satellite broadband connectivity to the underserved markets in the State of Alaska.
“SIA is pleased to announce that Astranis as the newest member of the Association,” said Tom Stroup, President of the Satellite Industry Association. “Thanks to the recent tremendous leaps in satellite technology, the opportunity to bridge the digital divide between those with and without broadband connectivity is closer than ever. Astranis’s unique broadband satellite technology further demonstrates the innovations and advancements that are taking place in the domestic satellite industry and we welcome their micro-GEO, SDR and connectivity expertise to SIA.”
“Astranis is delighted to become a member of SIA and join up with this distinguished group of satellite innovators,” said John Gedmark, founder and CEO of Astranis. “Ensuring that people all around the world have access to the internet is a huge undertaking, and we look forward to working with SIA to bring this vision to life.”
About Astranis Space Technologies Corp.
Four billion people still have no internet access. Astranis is here to change that. Headquartered in San Francisco, California, Astranis is a team of more than 100 world-class engineers and entrepreneurs working to build the next generation of internet satellites. Their first commercial satellite will triple the satellite internet bandwidth of Alaska in 2021. For more information, please visit http://www.astranis.com/.
About The Satellite Industry Association
SIA is a U.S.-based trade association providing representation of the leading satellite operators, service providers, manufacturers, launch services providers, and ground equipment suppliers. For more than two decades, SIA has advocated on behalf of the U.S. satellite industry on policy, regulatory, and legislative issues affecting the satellite business. For more information, visit www.sia.org.
SIA Executive Members include: Amazon; AT&T Services, Inc.; The Boeing Company; EchoStar Corporation; Intelsat S.A.; Iridium Communications Inc.; Kratos Defense & Security Solutions; Ligado Networks; Lockheed Martin Corporation; OneWeb; SES Americom, Inc.; Space Exploration Technologies Corp.; Spire Global Inc.; and Viasat Inc. SIA Associate Members include: ABS US Corp.; AIRBUS U.S. Space & Defense, Inc.; Amazon Web Services; Analytical Graphics, Inc.; Artel, LLC; Astranis Space Technologies Corp.; Blue Origin; Eutelsat America Corp.; ExoAnalytic Solutions; Globalstar, Inc.; HawkEye 360; Hughes; Inmarsat, Inc.; Kymeta Corporation; Leonardo DRS; Lynk; Omnispace; OneWeb Satellites; Panasonic Avionics Corporation; Peraton; Planet; Telesat Canada; and XTAR, LLC. SIA Affiliate Members include: The Aerospace Corporation; AQYR Technologies; COMSAT; Envistacom, LLC; Integrasys LLC, Kaman Precision Products; Kencast; Media Broadcast Satellite; NB+C; Newtec; Phasor; Plexus Corp; Radeus Labs, Inc.; RUAG Space; Sheppard Mullin; Skylo Technologies; and Wiley