We started Astrome with the vision of using space technology to make life better in developing countries. After a bit of research, it was evident that the developing countries had low internet penetration which has resulted in disparity in opportunities and economic growth in urban and rural areas. We decided to fix this using satellites. Having experienced the power of internet in our own lives, we are convinced that internet can transform individuals and societies.
We are on a mission to make internet more accessible to everyone in the developing world. We are focusing on the developing world because that is where the demand-supply gap is the highest and satellite internet can make a big difference.
We will be launching a constellation of 198 satellites into the Low Earth Orbit (LEO). Each of these satellites carry our next generation communication transponder. These satellites will cover the most densely populated regions of the world including Africa, South America, Middle East, South Asia and Southeast Asia. They will also cover the major shipping and air traffic routes of the world.
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“Society for Innovation and Development’s STEM Cell incubates deep science start-ups that are commercially viable as well as have societal impact. Astrome fitted the bill perfectly. Here was a company that could revolutionalise the way broadband would be delivered to the end users, anytime, anywhere. The founders being IISc alumni and entrepreneurs with a passion to make a difference, made our decision to incubate them easy,”
- C.S. Murali
Chairman, Entrepreneurship Cell, Society for Innovation and Development
We are a bunch of people who have come together to build world class satellite communication technologies and be at the forefront of the emerging NewSpace industry.
In our team, we have electronics engineers, mechanical engineers, astrodynamicists, software developers, and business developers who have spent years sharpening their craft. Our advisors and consultants have extensive experience in envisioning and delivering complex projects in both telecom and space domains.
To achieve our goal we have partnered with outstanding organisations. Our business partners have decades of experience in selling satellite capacity to clients throughout the world. Our manufacturing partners have integrated, tested, and delivered satellites to a number of space missions.
Neha is a serial entrepreneur and a researcher. She holds a PhD from Texas A&M University and a Master’s from Indian Institute of Science in Aerospace Engineering. She worked as a Postdoctoral Research Associate with the Air Force Research Lab, USA. She loves entrepreneurship because it has endless possibilities to create and it challenges one to go out of their comfort zone.
Prasad is a serial entrepreneur and a researcher. He did his Masters and PhD in Computer Science and Automation Engineering at the Indian Institute of Science. He loves core technology development and has been an architect for various technologies including a microsatellite, a visual search engine, a stochastic game theory solver, the software tool for the latest 3D measurement TI chipset.
Arthur M. Dula
Aerospace IP Lawyer
Dr B N Suresh
Distinguished ISRO Scientist
C S Murali
Chairman, Entrepreneurship Cell, IISc
CEO, Aniara SpaceCom LLC
D S Govindarajan
President, Aniara SpaceCom LLC
Dr M S Bhat
Professor, Aerospace Engineering, IISc
Dr P S Goel
Distinguished ISRO Scientist
Dr Dipanjan Gope
Assistant Professor, IISc
Dr Amit Ganguli
Vice President, IESA
National Award in the ‘Technology Start-ups Category’ (2018).
US - India Science and Technology Endowment Fund
Most Promising Aerospace and Defense Startup Award by NASSCOM and IESA