Opportunity Austin announces CesiumAstro expansion in Austin

Posted on 06/15/2021

June 15, 2021

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AUSTIN, Texas—Opportunity Austin, the Greater Austin Chamber’s five-county prosperity initiative, today announced plans for space communications company CesiumAstro to expand its presence in the Austin region. CesiumAstro designs and manufactures high-throughput, plug-and-play active phased array (APA) communication payloads and satellites for space and airborne platforms. Their software-defined, modular APA communication systems are used within a multitude of diversified markets spanning across space, air, ground and sea. The company recently announced the launch of their first mission to space – Cesium Mission 1, which will take place this September.

“Innovative companies like CesiumAstro demonstrate how diverse the Austin region’s business community is,” Charisse Bodisch, Austin Chamber senior vice president, economic development, said. “We’re thrilled to have someone in the space industry call Austin home, and excited to see their rapid expansion in the coming months.”

CesiumAstro, one of BuiltIn Austin’s 21 companies to watch in 2021, is currently operating out of a 10,000 square foot space in the Hill Country Galleria and will soon turn that location into a state-of-the-art New Product Introduction facility as they move their Engineering and Corporate functions down the road to a new 29,000 square foot space at 13215 Bee Cave Parkway. CesiumAstro, with an employee growth rate exceeding 250% since early 2020, plans to continue expanding its headcount both in its Austin Headquarters and Broomfield, Colorado office. The company is currently hiring for hardware and software engineering positions as well as a variety of business administration professionals, including IT, HR, Finance, and more.

“Our team rapidly expanded throughout the pandemic in part due to the incredible talent looking to make Austin their home,” Shey Sabripour, founder and chief executive officer of CesiumAstro, said. “Austin is known as a technology and innovation hub, allowing companies such as CesiumAstro to attract the very best engineers and business professionals on the market. We appreciate the Austin Chamber’s vision and support as we grow within the region.”


About Opportunity Austin

Opportunity Austin is the economic development initiative aimed at fostering job-creating investment in the five-county Central Texas region. Top priorities include boosting economic diversification to proactively strengthen the economy, deepening the talent pool through development and attraction, and keeping the Greater Austin region attractive to entrepreneurs, business leaders and site selectors through advocacy on issues such as comprehensive regional transportation system and regional collaboration. Since 2004, Opportunity Austin has helped bring more than 400,000 total jobs to the Austin region. Learn more about Opportunity Austin here.

About CesiumAstro

Headquartered in Austin, Texas, CesiumAstro builds high-throughput, software-defined phased array communication payloads for airborne and in-orbit platforms. Cesium’s full-stack, multi-mission hardware and software products enable a range of commercial and defense objectives. For more information, visit: https://www.cesiumastro.com.