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Nathan Kundtz, who has a PhD in physics and a master’s degree in electrical engineering, developed the key technology behind Kymeta antennas. Kymeta said Oct. 29 that Kundtz is stepping down as CEO in November to make way for a more experienced executive. Credit: SpaceNews/Brian Berger
From left to right: Dave Helfgott, CEO of Phasor; John Finney, CEO of Isotropic Systems; Nathan Kundtz, CEO of Kymeta; Esat Sibay, chief financial officer of Alcan Systems; Leslie Klein, CEO of C-Com; and Nir Sharvit, Gilat’s director of radio-frequency integrated circuits and antenna technologies. Credit: SpaceNews
Projects like LEOSat's planned constellation of 84 broadband satellites in low Earth orbit are driving investments in flat panel antenna technology. Credit: Thales Alenia Space
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Flat panel antennas from Kymeta (left) and Phasor (right) promise to open new business opportunities for satellite communications companies, but widespread consumer broadband isn't one of them.
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