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Renowned Space Satellite Industry Expert Joins Akash Systems as it Files for Experimental License with FCC

September 27, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 27, 2018--Akash Systems, Inc., focused on resolving the explosive growth of data consumption by enabling smarter and lighter satellite systems, has appointed industry leader Brian Holz as Chief Architect. Holz brings extensive space satellite experience from his work directing the design and construction of satellite constellations for leading commercial organizations.

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Akash Systems, Inc., focused on resolving the explosive growth of data consumption by enabling smarter and lighter satellite systems, has appointed industry leader Brian Holz as Chief Architect to design and build its satellites. (Photo: Business Wire)

“With competition becoming fierce in the crowded satellite industry, we recognized the need to bring the best minds to our team,” says Akash Co-founder, CEO and GaN-on-Diamond inventor Felix Ejeckam. “A proven visionary, Brian is one of those minds, and he will bolster our systems development as we ramp up efforts to deliver next-generation RF communications links to a world that continues to demand increased connectivity.”

With extensive experience in space systems engineering, program management and executive leadership, Holz will further Akash’s mission of reimagining tomorrow’s communication systems by developing the next generation of small satellites and the components that power them. He was previously Chief Executive Officer of OneWeb Satellites, and Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, O3b Networks. He brings expertise in startup management, global supply chain operations, multi-discipline team leadership and core technology development.

“Today the satellite industry is massively hindered by bandwidth constraints and Akash’s components will be game-changing for the entire industry,” says Khosla Ventures investor, Delian Asparouhov. “Brian is a key component of helping us transform communications in space.”

Holz joins Akash Systems just as the company has completed its critical FCC filing for an experimental license, which grants organizations the ability to conduct scientific and research missions.

About Akash Systems

Akash Systems, Inc., (San Francisco, CA) founded in 2016 by Felix Ejeckam and Ty Mitchell, is focused on developing and supplying the next generation of small satellites (CubeSats), and the RF Power Amplifiers that power them. A pioneering new material, GaN-on-Diamond, is at the heart of the company’s RF technology and products.

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Elizabeth Romero, 919-457-0749

elizabeth.romero@fleishman.com

KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA CALIFORNIA

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: TECHNOLOGY SATELLITE MANUFACTURING AEROSPACE ENGINEERING RESEARCH SCIENCE

SOURCE: Akash Systems, Inc.

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