In this interview Bulent Altan, who is a member of Mynaric’s executive board and former SpaceX veteran, talks about the impact the coronavirus pandemic is having on the space communications industry and Mynaric. He describes the product validation missions that customers are planning for H220, the US Space Development Agency’s proposed satellite constellation and the significance of the new optical terminals that Mynaric is working on. He also provides an update on what is happening on the airborne side of the business. He concludes the interview with a discussion of what the space communications industry could look like five years from now.
Mynaric designs and manufactures laser communication terminals and ground stations for airborne and spaceborne networks and applications. Its objective is to become the world’s leading provider of network equipment for the aerospace communication industry using its serially produced and low-cost laser communication products.