CesiumAstro, Inc., an Austin, Texas-based provider of high-performance multi-beam active phased array communication systems for space and airborne platforms, closed a $12.4m Series A funding.
The round was led by Airbus Ventures, with participation from Kleiner Perkins, Franklin Templeton Venture Fund, Lavrock Ventures, Honeywell Ventures, and Analog Devices Ventures.
The company intends to use the funds to scale the team and expand the development of a wide range of frequency offerings and system configurations.
Built on a system of scalable and modular “LEGO®-like” software defined architecture, Cesium products turn digital bits into steerable, shapeable radio frequency beams and provide complete communications systems in an easily customizable plug and play kit. Cesium’s fully-integrated systems require only a single power cable and digital connection to make a high-speed communication link. The result is a low-cost, highly reliable, rugged and seamlessly-integrated communications system for satellites, UAVs, launch vehicles and other aerospace platforms.
Founded in 2017, by Shey Sabripour, CEO, CesiumAstro delivers plug-and-play communications systems for the satellite, UAV and other space and airborne markets. The components can be modified for any aerospace application and are platform agnostic.
The company offers complete solutions, scalable for a full array of customers in the commercial, government and military sectors.
Current clients include NASA, U.S. Missile Defense Agency, Department of the Navy, DARPA, Northrop Grumman and commercial clients building large scale small satellite constellations.
All products are designed and built in Austin, TX.