With over 40 years of global satellite industry and new space startup experience, Colucci brings broad practical expertise and a pragmatic approach to Solstar Space Board.
July 13, 2023 – SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO, USA – Solstar Space (Solstar), the company making persistent on-orbit WiFi and communications available, announced longtime Space Systems Loral (now Maxar), Hughes Aircraft Company (now Boeing), and SpaceLink Co-founder, Anthony J. (Tony) Colucci, has joined its Board of Directors.
“I am pleased to welcome Tony to Solstar’s Board of Directors. His background in space data relay networks, longstanding international satellite industry relationships, and knowledge of corporate governance are assets to Solstar’s Space WiFi initiative that began in 2018,” says Brian Barnett, CEO, Solstar Space.
“Space WiFi from Solstar is going to fundamentally improve the communications for humans working in space and aboard space-based assets like low Earth and lunar orbiting space stations and satellites, and landers, habitats, and rovers on the Moon’s surface. Connecting everything and everyone in space is a necessity for the sustainability, security, and future of our global space economy,” says Tony Colucci, Solstar Board of Directors.
Solstar, and its predecessor company SatWest, have provided commercial satellite internet services, tracking, and voice services on commercial and high-altitude jets, high-altitude balloons and sounding rockets. Solstar’s Space WiFi has been demonstrated twice aboard Blue Origin’s New Shepard crew capsule providing WiFi and satellite internet connectivity during suborbital flights. Solstar is working with commercial space companies, international space agencies and government organizations, and their contractors, to further the development and deployment of space WiFi and communicators for a broad range of use cases.
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ABOUT SOLSTAR SPACE
Solstar Space is the leading commercial space-based connectivity company pioneering the use of Space WiFi for all types of on-orbit assets including satellites, space stations, launch vehicles, and more. We provide an internet connection between spacecraft and Earth-based payload managers and satellite operators, and enable communications for crewed missions in sub-orbit, LEO, cis-lunar, and lunar surface operations.
Our fast, reliable services, space-tested routers, WiFi access points and hotspots, and space-based satellite data relays are being developed to deliver on-orbit connectivity and are supported by 24/7 customer care. These devices are installed on satellites and spacecraft prior to launch to keep crew, spacecraft, and Earth-based satellite operations teams connected. Visit https://www.solstarspace.com.
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