CONNECTIVITY EVERYWHERE

CONNECTIVITY

EVERYWHERE

WE'RE ORCHESTRATING NETWORKS AT PLANETARY SCALE

Aalyria is creating, organizing and managing the world’s most advanced networks to enable connectivity everywhere at the speed of discovery. Aalyria brings together two technologies originally developed at Alphabet as part of its wireless connectivity efforts: atmospheric laser communications technology and a software platform for orchestrating networks across land, sea, air, space and beyond. It is backed by leading Silicon Valley investors including the founders of Accel, J2 Ventures and Housatonic.

we're orchestrating networks at planetary scale

Aalyria is creating, organizing and managing the world’s most advanced networks to enable connectivity everywhere at the speed of discovery. Aalyria brings together two technologies originally developed at Alphabet as part of its wireless connectivity efforts:
atmospheric
laser
communications
technology and a
software
platform
for orchestrating networks across land, sea, air, space and beyond. It is backed by leading Silicon Valley investors including the founders of Accel, J2 Ventures and Housatonic.

Our Story

1998

Start of the coherent light free space optics (FSO) program, now Tightbeam

2003

Our FSO program achieved a world record by successfully closing the first non-coherent 100Gb/s optical link

2014

Start of a software platform for Temporospatial Software Defined Networking (TS-SDN), now Spacetime

2016

Our TS-SDN software has successful first test with an airborne communications payload

2019

Our TS-SDN software is successfully deployed at scale and performs lights-out orchestration of the ground stations and communications payloads in Loon’s stratospheric mesh network

2019

Our FSO program closed first air to ground coherent 100Gb/s optical link

March 2022

Aalyria is formed; acquires coherent-light atmospheric FSO (Tightbeam) and TS-SDN (Spacetime) technology from Google

July 2022

Spacetime on contract as the common control-plane for the US Government’s Hybrid Space Architecture initiative

WE'RE ORCHESTRATING NETWORKS AT PLANETARY SCALE

Aalyria is creating, organizing and managing the world’s most advanced networks to enable connectivity everywhere at the speed of discovery. Aalyria brings together two technologies originally developed at Alphabet as part of its wireless connectivity efforts: atmospheric laser communications technology and a software platform for orchestrating networks across land, sea, air, space and beyond. It is backed by leading Silicon Valley investors including the founders of Accel, J2 Ventures and Housatonic.

spacetime logo
tightbeam logo
contracted by
Defense Innovation Unit
DISA
US Air Force
Air Force Research Lab
US Navy
NRL
US Space Force
Space Warfighting Analysis Center
SOCOM
Rivada
Intelsat
Defense Innovation Unit
DISA
US Air Force
Air Force Research Lab
US Navy
NRL
US Space Force
Space Warfighting Analysis Center
SOCOM
Rivada
Intelsat
Defense Innovation Unit
DISA
US Air Force
Air Force Research Lab
US Navy
NRL
US Space Force
Space Warfighting Analysis Center
SOCOM
Rivada
Intelsat
PARTNERED WITH
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spacetime logo
spacetime logo
NETWORK ORCHESTRATION SOFTWARE PLATFORM
Spacetime is a software platform for orchestrating networks of ground stations, aircraft, satellites, ships, and urban meshes. It optimizes and continually evolves the antenna link scheduling, network traffic routing, and spectrum resources — responding in realtime to changing network requirements. Spacetime operates networks across land, sea, air, and space, at any altitude or orbit type, supports all radio frequency bands and optical wavelengths, and it is designed for interoperability with legacy, hybrid space, 5G NTN and FutureG network architectures.
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ATMOSPHERIC LASER COMMUNICATIONS
Tightbeam is the world's most advanced coherent light free space optics technology. At rates faster than any other solutions available today and covering greater distances than previously imagined, it moves data intact through the atmosphere and weather, and offers connectivity where no supporting infrastructure exists. Tightbeam radically improves satellite communications, Wi-Fi on planes and ships, and cellular connectivity everywhere.
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network orchestration software platform

Spacetime is a software platform for orchestrating networks of ground stations, aircraft, satellites, ships, and urban meshes.  It optimizes and continually evolves the antenna link scheduling, network traffic routing, and spectrum resources — responding in realtime to changing network requirements.  Spacetime operates networks across land, sea, air, and space, at any altitude or orbit type, supports all radio frequency bands and optical wavelengths, and it is designed for interoperability with legacy, hybrid space, 5G NTN and FutureG network architectures.

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Tightbeam illustration

ATMOSPHERIC LASER COMMUNICATIONS

Laser Class
1M
Laser Power
1–10+ Watts
Power
300 Watts
Aperture
70mm–200mm
Gimbal Sizes
8"–15"
Ground to Space
Terrestrial
Airborne

Tightbeam is the world's most advanced coherent light free space optics technology. At rates faster than any other solutions available today and covering greater distances than previously imagined, it moves data intact through the atmosphere and weather, and offers connectivity where no supporting infrastructure exists. Tightbeam radically improves satellite communications, Wi-Fi on planes and ships, and cellular connectivity everywhere.

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WE ARE A Team of 50+ Visionaries
Assembled from the original technical teams with experience from Google, Amazon, Meta, NASA, Cisco, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and more.
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leadership

Chris
Chris
CEO
A South Buffalo kid with a hankering for space
Brian
Brian
EVP; CTO
An engineering leader with a traveling salesman problem
Nathan
Nathan
EVP; CTO
Making things “previously impossible”
Dan
Dan
CFO
My life is numbers and the story they tell
Michael
Michael
CLO
Former Facebook product manager and M&A lawyer
Shella
Shella
VP of Props
Writing our legend one proposal at a time
Henry
Henry
SVP Engineering
5-nines of the time, it works every time
Paul
Paul
Chief Systems Architect
So many bits; so little time!

Advisory Board

DR. VINT CERF
DR. VINT CERF
One of the fathers of the internet
HON. ROBERT O. WORK
HON. ROBERT O. WORK
Former Deputy Secretary of Defense
MAJ. GEN. KIM CRIDER (RET.)
MAJ. GEN. KIM CRIDER (RET.)
Former chief innovation & technology officer at US Space Force
MILO MEDIN
MILO MEDIN
Distinguished engineer at Schmidt Futures and former VP at Google
DAVE RENSIN
DAVE RENSIN
Distinguished Engineer at Google
ERIC GILLESPIE
ERIC GILLESPIE
Founder of Govini
JOSH MARCUSE
JOSH MARCUSE
Head of federal strategy at Google
SHARATH ANANTH
SHARATH ANANTH
Systems engineer at Google
KENT EISENHUTH
KENT EISENHUTH
Product design leader at Google
DR. DONALD A. COX III
DR. DONALD A. COX III
Global technologist and optical comms expert

Press Feed

Google spins out secret hi-speed telecom project called Aalyria, and keeps stake in startup
Inside Google, a team of techies has been working behind the scenes on software for high-speed communications networks that extend from land to space.
Aalyria envisions communications revolution for Earth, the Moon and beyond
Only recently out of “stealth mode,” ambitious start-up Aalyria is swinging for the stars, literally.
There’s a plan for Google’s failed balloon-based internet, and it involves lasers
Alphabet’s Loon project, which aimed to provide internet via a series of balloons, was shut down last year — but the tech associated with it has been spun off into a startup.
Press
Intelsat, Aalyria Sign Deal to Advance Multi-Orbit Connectivity
,
September 12, 2023

Aalyria's groundbreaking technologies give us the opportunity to pursue highly-secure connectivity at unprecedented speeds, opening up new frontiers in satellite communications.

Space Development Agency to consider commercial LEO options to augment DoD network
SpaceNews
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August 17, 2023

SpaceX, Kuiper, Aalyria were selected to conduct three-month studies

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Contact
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info@aalyria.com
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press@aalyria.com
CUSTOMER / PARTNERSHIP
sales@aalyria.com
Podcast
Pathfinder Podcast

Aalyria just emerged from stealth mode, announcing an acquisition of a trove of connectivity technology from Google. The search juggernaut's parent company Alphabet has been developing high-altitude networking technology and apparently a space laser for years, if not decades.