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Cantos Ventures
Cantos Ventures

Regulatory Policy Associate (Fall 2024)



San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Astranis is on a mission to bridge the digital divide by connecting the four billion people worldwide who currently lack internet access. We're doing this by building the next generation of smaller, more cost-effective spacecraft to bring the world online.

As a team, we’ve launched two satellites into orbit, signed ten commercial deals worth over $1 billion in revenue, raised over $500 million from top global investors, and recruited a team of over 300 world-class engineers. We all work out of our (legendary) San Francisco office, which was once used to build ships during the World Wars.

Our satellites, which operate from geostationary orbit (GEO), weigh only 400 kg and utilize a proprietary software-defined radio payload. Each satellite can connect over two million people, and we’re very excited for the impact we’ll soon have in the Philippines, Peru, Mexico, and more!

Backed by substantial funding and a passionate, collaborative team, we offer a rewarding work environment where you'll learn and make a significant impact, no matter where you are in your career.

Apply and join us on our journey towards global connectivity!

Associate programs at Astranis typically last for twelve weeks, and are hourly roles designed for students who are currently enrolled at a four-year university.
As an Associate, you will have an amazing opportunity to work on hard problems — we pride ourselves on giving everyone at Astranis a chance to do meaningful work on challenging projects, no matter their seniority. Many past interns have designed and tested hardware/software that is heading to space on our first satellite, and many of them are now full-time employees at Astranis.
If you have not already graduated from a four-year university, please apply to our internship program.

As a Regulatory Policy Associate at Astranis, you will work with every member of the regulatory team to help craft and execute our plan to license dozens of satellites and associated spectrum in the coming years. You’ll also work closely with our commercial, ground stations, and engineering teams to understand the service we’re delivering to customers, how our satellites will connect the world, and how different regulatory regimes impact that. This associate program is designed for individuals with experience in telecommunications, operational planning, and policy analysis.


  • Working with commercial and network planning teams, apply spectrum policy knowledge to market analysis to determine spectrum resource planning
  • Support the commercial and network planning teams, matching customer needs to spectrum resources
  • Create visual and written reports, databases, summaries, and action plans to monitor global spectrum utilization and trends; gather and analyze the underlying data
  • Draw conclusions from analyzed data and recommend associated actions to the Regulatory Team Lead
  • Draft and submit spectrum authorization requests and licensing documents to telecommunications and space regulators throughout the world
  • Research international and national telecommunications regulations


  • Can informally influence others, such as managing projects which require work from other teams
  • Takes responsibility for projects, independently drives them forward, and
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Demonstrated ability to attain deep knowledge in a new field of study or practice
  • Excellent written and good spoken communication skills
  • Ability to communicate complex concepts to unfamiliar and less familiar audiences
  • Attention to detail


  • Proficiency in International Telecommunications Union (ITU) software suite
  • Past experience in telecommunications services planning and operations
  • Proficiency in visualization software
  • Experience with data scraping tools
The base salary for this position is $1750 per week.
Base Salary
$1,750$1,750 USD
U.S. Citizenship, Lawful Permanent Residency, or Refugee/Asylee Status Required
(To comply with U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the United States, or other protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3))
Our mission and our products are meant to connect the world and everyone in it, regardless of gender, race, creed, or any other distinction. We believe in a diverse and inclusive workplace, and we encourage all people to join our team and bring their unique perspective to help make us stronger.