AST & Science

AST & Science is a designer and manufacturer of ultra-powerful LEO satellites. The company is leading satellite service provider with a broad patent portfolio of space technologies.

AST & Science is building the first and only space-based cellular broadband network to be accessible by standard smartphones.

AST & Science was founded in 2017 by Abel Avellan. The company is headquartered in Midland, Texas.


AST & Science has created SpaceMobile, an ultra-powerful network providing connectivity at 4G/5G speeds everywhere on the planet – on land, at sea and in flight.


AST & Science is dramatically transforming how satellites will be designed, built and launched, affording commercial entities significant advantages, such as accelerated launch times, significantly lower costs and a level of resiliency and reach never previously possible.


AST & Science is backed by American Tower, Rakuten, Samsung NEXT, Vodafone and others. The company raised $110M in a latest financing on Mar 03, 2020. This brings AST's total funding to $128M to date.



  • Year founded: 2017
  • Funding Info: $128M over 2 Rounds (Latest Funding Type: NA)
  • Yearly Revenue: NA
  • Employee Size: 51-200
  • Business Valuation: NA
  • City/Town: Midland
  • State: Texas
  • Country: United States
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