Steve Kuester
Chief Engineer, VP of Systems Engineering

Mr. Kuester holds MS and BS degrees in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park. He has over 30 years of aerospace and defense experience primarily with Northrop Grumman Corporation in Redondo Beach, CA fielding a variety of earth observation, ISR, and communications space systems for US government customers. He has held roles of increasing responsibility including Spacecraft Systems Engineer, Mission Systems Engineering Department Manager, and DSP Program Manager before culminating in his executive role as Director of Special Programs. He now serves as the Chief Engineer and VP of Systems Engineering at AST SpaceMobile.

Our Mission

Our team of engineers and space scientists is on a mission to eliminate the connectivity gaps faced by today’s 5 billion mobile subscribers and finally bring broadband to the billions who remain unconnected.