Startup lasercom terminal builder Mynaric hires former SpaceX manager and leaves it at that

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — Germany’s Mynaric AG, which builds laser communications terminals for space- and airborne platforms and ground-based applications, has hired a former SpaceX vice president as co-chief executive.

Bulent Altan, who is also starting a venture-capital fund called Global Space Ventures, left SpaceX just as that company was launching two test satellites for its future Starlink broadband constellation.

SpaceX has released few details about Starlink, resulting in industry speculation about whether the constellation of 4,000-plus satellites will ever . . .

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