CesiumAstro Welcomes Hinrich Woebcken as Senior Executive Advisor

CesiumAstro Welcomes Hinrich Woebcken as Senior Executive Advisor

CesiumAstro has teamed up with Hinrich J. Woebcken, general partner at Trousdale Ventures and former president and CEO of Volkswagen Group of America. Woebcken will serve a dual role, working with CesiumAstro to refine its vision for connected mobility and supporting the company’s adoption of automotive mass-manufacturing best practices.

Mr. Woebcken’s 30 years of industry experience contributing to the digitization and electrification of automobiles and profound understanding of automotive manufacturing efficiencies will benefit CesiumAstro as the company builds communications payloads for space, air, and ground platforms. As senior executive advisor, Mr. Woebcken will bridge CesiumAstro and automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to support the future of connectivity.

“GPS, satellite radio, and cellular connectivity has revolutionized the consumer’s automotive experience over the last two decades,” said Woebcken. “Satellites will fuel the next leap in connectivity and CesiumAstro’s technology is well-positioned to unlock new potential in the automotive industry.”

The need for multiple layers of always-on connectivity will continue to grow as automobile-based sensors proliferate and data generated increases. As a complement to 4G and 5G wireless systems, satellite communication provides redundancy to enable greater vehicular productivity and autonomy. Accessible anywhere in the world at compelling costs compared to cellular, low-Earth orbit (LEO) satellite constellations will combine with low-latency, terrestrial connectivity to provide global infrastructure for secure access to data and decision-making.

“Secure and reliable communications are expected—and required—to enable next-generation services on the move,” said Shey Sabripour, founder and CEO of CesiumAstro. “Worldwide, there are 1.4 billion automobiles on the road, and they are rapidly becoming smart, software-defined systems in need of robust, redundant connectivity.”

CesiumAstro will also utilize Mr. Woebcken’s supply chain and manufacturing expertise as the company adopts best practices for commercial-scale production, the key to reducing costs and increasing access as satellite connectivity becomes commonplace.

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GNSS Constellations - A list of all GNSS satellites by constellations


Satellite NameOrbit Date
BeiDou-3 G4Geostationary Orbit (GEO)17 May, 2023
BeiDou-3 G2Geostationary Orbit (GEO)09 Mar, 2020
Compass-IGSO7Inclined Geosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)09 Feb, 2020
BeiDou-3 M19Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)16 Dec, 2019
BeiDou-3 M20Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)16 Dec, 2019
BeiDou-3 M21Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)23 Nov, 2019
BeiDou-3 M22Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)23 Nov, 2019
BeiDou-3 I3Inclined Geosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)04 Nov, 2019
BeiDou-3 M23Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)22 Sep, 2019
BeiDou-3 M24Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)22 Sep, 2019


Satellite NameOrbit Date
GSAT0223MEO - Near-Circular05 Dec, 2021
GSAT0224MEO - Near-Circular05 Dec, 2021
GSAT0219MEO - Near-Circular25 Jul, 2018
GSAT0220MEO - Near-Circular25 Jul, 2018
GSAT0221MEO - Near-Circular25 Jul, 2018
GSAT0222MEO - Near-Circular25 Jul, 2018
GSAT0215MEO - Near-Circular12 Dec, 2017
GSAT0216MEO - Near-Circular12 Dec, 2017
GSAT0217MEO - Near-Circular12 Dec, 2017
GSAT0218MEO - Near-Circular12 Dec, 2017


Satellite NameOrbit Date
Kosmos 2569--07 Aug, 2023
Kosmos 2564--28 Nov, 2022
Kosmos 2559--10 Oct, 2022
Kosmos 2557--07 Jul, 2022
Kosmos 2547--25 Oct, 2020
Kosmos 2545--16 Mar, 2020
Kosmos 2544--11 Dec, 2019
Kosmos 2534--27 May, 2019
Kosmos 2529--03 Nov, 2018
Kosmos 2527--16 Jun, 2018


Satellite NameOrbit Date
Navstar 82Medium Earth Orbit19 Jan, 2023
Navstar 81Medium Earth Orbit17 Jun, 2021
Navstar 78Medium Earth Orbit22 Aug, 2019
Navstar 77Medium Earth Orbit23 Dec, 2018
Navstar 76Medium Earth Orbit05 Feb, 2016
Navstar 75Medium Earth Orbit31 Oct, 2015
Navstar 74Medium Earth Orbit15 Jul, 2015
Navstar 73Medium Earth Orbit25 Mar, 2015
Navstar 72Medium Earth Orbit29 Oct, 2014
Navstar 71Medium Earth Orbit02 Aug, 2014


Satellite NameOrbit Date
NVS-01Geostationary Orbit (GEO)29 May, 2023
IRNSS-1IInclined Geosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)12 Apr, 2018
IRNSS-1HSub Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (Sub-GTO)31 Aug, 2017
IRNSS-1GGeostationary Orbit (GEO)28 Apr, 2016
IRNSS-1FGeostationary Orbit (GEO)10 Mar, 2016
IRNSS-1EGeosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)20 Jan, 2016
IRNSS-1DInclined Geosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)28 Mar, 2015
IRNSS-1CGeostationary Orbit (GEO)16 Oct, 2014
IRNSS-1BInclined Geosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)04 Apr, 2014
IRNSS-1AInclined Geosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)01 Jul, 2013