Successful Launch of First Satellite

April 23, 2019

AST & Science today announced that its first satellite, designated BlueWalker 1, has been successfully launched, stabilized in orbit and is ready for operations.The BlueWalker 1 nano-satellite was launched into orbit on a PSLC-C45 launch vehicle from the Datish Dhawan Space Center in India April 1. Read More

New Manufacturing Facility and HQ in Midland, Texas

November 15, 2018

AST & Science, after an intensive competitive process, today announced the selection of Midland, Texas, as the location for its new high-volume North American satellite manufacturing plant and corporate headquarters.The new 85,000 sq. ft. facility is located within the Space Port Business Park at the Midland International Air and Space Port. Read More

Cisneros Invests in AST & Science

July 5, 2018

AST & Science has received a significant investment from Cisneros. “Cisneros’ deep and broad experience in media and telecom, which includes the launching of DirectTV in Latin America, will provide a very valuable perspective as we prepare to launch our space technologies to market,” said Avellan, Chairman and CEO. Read More

New U.S. Patent Awarded

April 17, 2018

The USPTO has awarded a patent covering unique features of the revolutionary low-Earth-orbit (LEO) satellites being brought to market by AST&Science. “This new U.S. patent is an important milestone and underpins our growing portfolio of intellectual property,” said Abel Avellan, Chairman and CEO. Read More

AST Announces Investment in NanoAvionics

March 6, 2018

AST & Science today announced that it has closed on the purchase of a controlling interest in the European satellite manufacturer and system integrator NanoAvionics. Abel Avellan, chairman and CEO of AST & Science will become chairman of the board at NanoAvionics. Read More