Los Altos, Calif. – November 17, 2021 – Ramon.Space, a leader in space-resilient computing, today announced the appointments of Steve Good as Chief Commercial Officer and Lisa Kuo as Vice President of Strategic Sales to the company’s leadership team.
Steve and Lisa will spearhead the expansion of the company’s commercial business and market reach. Steve will lead the company’s commercial strategy, focusing on market and business development, partnerships, and go-to-market initiatives while Lisa will focus on driving the entire sales process for new and existing customers, fulfilling the Ramon.Space mission of bringing true earth-like computing infrastructure to space.
“Steve and Lisa bring wealth of experience that will posture Ramon.Space to achieve new heights,” said Avi Shabtai, Chief Executive Officer of Ramon.Space. “As drivers of our commercial growth, they will open new markets that enable the reality of data centers and truly high-performance edge computing within a hybrid terrestrial/space network.”
Steve brings an extensive background as a business development, marketing and product life cycle leader across the space value chain. He was most recently Vice President of Business Development, North America at Thales Alenia Space. Previously, Steve held leadership roles at Intelsat, including Vice President of Network Services, as well as Comtech EF Data as Senior Vice President of Premium Enterprise and Vice President of Marketing.
“Having worked throughout the satellite ecosystem over the past 25 years, from satellite and ground equipment manufacturers to satellite operators and service providers, the value proposition of the Ramon.Space offering resonated with me immediately,” said Steve Good, Ramon.Space Chief Commercial Officer. “As an industry, we must move beyond the development of software-defined satellites to the deployment of truly software-empowered, fully programmable spacecraft with the robust computing capabilities required to enable the versatility to adapt to highly dynamic and demanding applications from both mobile and fixed users.”
Lisa has an extensive background in architecting, managing and helping customers realize innovative space technology in their roadmaps. Her previous experience spanned roles in both government and commercial space sectors at Panasonic Avionics Corp., The Aerospace Corporation, The Boeing Company and Northrop Grumman.
“The innovation that Ramon.Space brings to the industry is more than technological advances. The company brings real social impacts by democratizing access to computing resources in space.” said Lisa Kuo, Ramon.Space Vice President of Strategic Sales. “I am thrilled at the opportunity to work alongside a team of trailblazers. We are paving the way for more applications and more significant missions in space.”
Ramon.Space builds space-resilient supercomputing systems. Powered by its unique AI/ML processors, Ramon.Space’s software-empowered systems enable the realization of earth-like computing capabilities in space. The company’s proven technology is already deployed in space and used in many satellites and more than 50 space missions across the solar system. Ramon.Space has offices in the United States and Israel. For more information, visit www.ramon.space.
Ramon.Space will provide it’s SW-defined digital processor solution to support Israel Space Agency mission
Yokneam, Israel and Palo Alto, CA August 31, 2021 – Ramon.Space, a leader in space computing systems, announced today that it has been selected by the Israel Space Agency to provide a space computing payload for a mission scheduled to launch in early 2022. As part of the mission, Ramon.Space digital payload will perform computing on-orbit including software updates and upgrades using the company’s programmable space computing systems.
Ramon.Space high performance computing systems are based on in-house manycore Rad-Hard DSP space processor IC’s complete with machine learning, storage and a virtual radiation shield designed to operate reliably in the harsh space environment.
Ramon.Space systems serve as the computing infrastructure for next generation space applications such as communication, remote sensing, and data networking. The company’s proven technology enables full software defined communication systems including software-defined radio, channelizers, inter satellite links, routing in space and digital beamforming to maximum bandwidth utilization and increase flexibility and scalability for communication satellite payloads. Ramon.Space’s high performance, power efficient, SW-defined systems are paving the way for smart, autonomous satellites for LEO, MEO and GEO missions, boosting their in-orbit capabilities.
“We are proud to collaborate with the Israel Space Agency and look forward to the launch which will further validate our advanced computing capabilities in space,” said Avi Shabtai, CEO of Ramon.Space. We continue to develop and make advancements to our digital computing payloads which are targeted for many more missions to come.”
“Space missions call for earth-like flexibility and reliable computing infrastructure,” said Avi Blasberger, Director General of the Israel Space Agency, part of the Ministry of Science and Technology. “We have been very impressed with the computing capabilities that Ramon.Space offers. Ramon.Space is a trusted partner and we are confident that their cutting edge space technology will set the direction for the future of computing in space and revolutionize digital payloads.”
Ramon.Space builds space-resilient supercomputing systems. Powered by its unique AI/ML processors, Ramon.Space’s software-defined systems enable the realizations of earth-like computing capabilities in space. The company’s proven technology is already deployed in space and used in many satellites and more than 50 space missions across the solar system. Ramon.Space has offices in the United States and Israel. For more information, visit www.ramon.space.
LEOcloud’s Constellation of Space Edge LEO Data Centers Built on Ramon.Space Computing Systems Will Provide a Global Reach of Edge Computing Services
Ashburn, VA & Palo Alto, CA, July 13 2021 – LEOcloud and Ramon.Space announced today they have entered into a partnership to develop satellite-hosted cloud edge computing capabilities for commercial, government and military customers. The capabilities will provide dynamic, scalable virtual resources supporting a container operating environment.
LEOcloud’s Space Edge Low Earth Orbit (LEO) constellation will enable a global reach of cloud edge computing services for their customers. Edge computing brings the workload computing resources as close as possible to the sources and users of data with the competitive and mission-critical advantages of latency, security, availability and sovereignty. End users can operate their services or application workloads in a seamless satellite-hosted hybrid cloud environment.
LEOcloud’s point and click interface for the end user will enable the reservation of dynamic and scalable virtual Space Edge computing resources as well as integrated resources such as ground station services, satellite data suppliers and other 3rd party applications and services.
Ramon.Space supercomputing solutions are designed as “Data Centers in Space”, driving the expansion of cloud computing beyond Earth. Ramon.Space’s advanced technology serves as the computing infrastructure for LEOcloud’s LEO constellation and includes supercomputing capabilities, high performance machine learning DSP space processors and high density SSD based storage, enabling intelligent satellites to move, process and store data in orbit. Built from the ground up, the systems are radiation tolerant, low powered, highly reliable and durable allowing for better service in orbit, reduce TCO and enable a disruptive new business model.
“LEOcloud and Ramon.Space have a shared vision for the global benefits of Edge Computing in LEO,” said Dennis R. Gatens, CEO and president of LEOcloud. “The combination of Ramon.Space’s tremendous space heritage and expertise will provide LEOcloud with the most innovative and resilient roadmap of solutions.”
“Our partnership with LEOcloud will unleash the expansion of data usage in space paving the way for new services and applications,” said Avi Shabtai, CEO of Ramon.Space. “We are excited to build together a revolutionary, next generation data satellite for LEOcloud.”
About Ramon.Space Inc.
Ramon.Space builds space-resilient supercomputing systems. Powered by its unique AI/ML processors, Ramon.Space’s software-defined systems enable the realizations of earth-like computing capabilities in space. The company’s proven technology is already deployed in space and used in many satellites and more than 50 space missions across the solar system.
Ramon.Space has offices in the United States and Israel. For more information, visit www.ramon.space.
About LEOcloud, LLC
LEOcloud believes the intersection of cloud and space will bring great benefit to commercial and government organizations. Our vision is to go beyond the integration of terrestrial cloud and space-based services, by bringing cloud services to the space edge and ultimately LEO in order for our customers to realize the lowest latency, highest availability and strongest sovereignty and security for their business or mission critical workloads and services. LEOcloud has offices in the United States and Italy.
Dennis R. Gatens
Company plans to drive the digital transformation of space by expanding advanced computing and software technology
PALO ALTO, CA / YOKNEAM, ISRAEL —May 25, 2021, Ramon.Space, a world leader in space computing solutions, has raised $17.5M in Series A funding. The round includes StageOne Ventures, Deep Insight, WorldQuant Ventures, UMC Capital and existing investor Grove Ventures. The capital will be used to continue development of the company’s computing solutions, support its rapidly expanding US and Israel operations, and expand the team globally.
Ramon.Space builds space resilient super-computing systems that revolutionize the way software is written, applied, and processed in space. The use of software in space has been limited because the hardware needed to support it could not function in such harsh conditions. Ramon.Space aims to transform the way software and hardware are used in space so applications can be developed, updated and adapted in real-time, creating infinite possibilities for new space satellite payloads and deep space missions. The company’s computing and storage platform leverages ground-breaking Manycore ML/AI/DSP processing technology to power next generation earth observation, communications and data processing applications, bringing them to unprecedented levels of advancement.
Intelligent systems in space need advanced computing and storage capabilities. Computing systems on the market today are unable to withstand the high radiation levels and polarizing temperatures in space, causing them to deteriorate or malfunction. Ramon.Space uses virtual radiation-hardened technology that doesn’t just withstand the harsh conditions of space, it thrives in it.
Aiming to revolutionize orbital services, Ramon.Space technology transforms satellites to smart and autonomous, drastically extending the effective lifetime of satellites by providing service agility in the form of in-orbit upgrades that adapt to services and applications.
“We’re delighted to have such strong investors with us on this path to lead the digital transformation of space,” says Avi Shabtai, Ramon.Space CEO. “With our ground-breaking technology, designed for earth-like computing at earth-like costs, we play a major role in the space revolution as the market leader in SW defined computing, networking and communication payloads.”
“Since our first seed investment, Ramon.Space’s growth has made monumental headway in the space ecosystem,” said, Dov Moran, Ramon.Space’s Chairman of the Board and Managing Partner at Grove Ventures. “Within our lifetime, we’ll experience the impact and extraordinary benefits of human technological advances in space. Ramon.Space is at the forefront of these unique innovations.”
“We are proud to lead Ramon’s A round and be part of this exciting new space journey,” said Yossi Vinitski, Partner at StageOne Ventures, who leads StageOne late-stage program. “We are confident in the Ramon.Space team, its technology and its ability to lead advanced computing in space in the years to come.”
“Ramon.Space technology will play a disruptive and revolutionary role in solving some of the key challenges in this industry,” said Barak Ben-Eliezer, Managing Partner at Deep Insight. “Their innovation has helped accelerate new space intelligent systems and data processing within a $350billion space industry expected to grow to more than $1 trillion.”
“The space industry is in a transition phase due to the enablement of low-cost mass deployments, yet existing technology is decades behind earth-based solutions, said Kris Peng, President UMC Capital. “Ramon.Space’s software defined smart computing systems will bring solutions into the current and future decades and we are proud to be part of this great journey ahead.”
“We believe the computing segment is one of the most exciting sectors in the space economy,” said Steven Lau, Managing Director at WorldQuant Ventures. “Ramon.Space’s cutting-edge advancements within space machine learning and software will impact our lives in unimaginable ways.”
Ramon.Space builds space-resilient supercomputer systems that bring supercomputing to space. Powered by its unique AI/ML processors, Ramon.space’s software-defined systems enable the realizations of earth-like computing capabilities in space. The company’s proven technology is already deployed in space and used in many satellites and more than 50 space missions across the solar system – with zero failures.
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