John Gedmark

Job Title

CEO & Co-Founder



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John Gedmark is CEO & Cofounder of Astranis and an aerospace engineer. Astranis builds and operates small, low-cost telecommunications satellites to connect the remaining unconnected four billion people. The company has raised over $500 million to date from top investors and has a team of 300 based out of their SF Bay Area headquarters.

John cofounded and served as Executive Director of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation, the industry association for new space companies including SpaceX, Blue Origin, and Virgin Galactic, where he reported to a CEO-level board of directors. Previously John served as the Director of Rocket Flight Operations for the X Prize Foundation. John holds a B.S. from Purdue University and a M.S. from Stanford University, both in Aerospace Engineering.
25th Anniversary

World Satellite Business Week

September 12-16, 2022
The Westin Paris – Vendôme