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MYNA (Mynaric) is a German communications company that just listed ADR's on Nasdaq. Specifically, their field of expertise is laser communications which is often abbreviated Lasercom.

The gist of Mynarics business is developing and building laser technology that provides extremely fast data transfer speeds for both air-to-air (i.e. satellite to satellite) or air-to-ground (i.e. satellite to ground terminal) projects. They proved 10 gigabit/second capabilities back in 2019. Here's their take on what they're doing...

"[We] produce the optical fiber for the skies and, as a pioneer of laser communication, enable extremely fast and secure wireless data transmission between aircraft, drones and satellites.

Globally, the need for fast and secure connectivity is advancing inexorably. Data networks are today largely based on infrastructure on the ground, which cannot be expanded arbitrarily for legal, economic or practical reasons. The future therefore calls for an expansion of the existing network infrastructure into air and space. With its industrialized laser data transmission products Mynaric is positioned as a pioneer in this growth market."

Though the company is barely doing revenue, 2021 is expected to be less than $20mil, Northrup Grumman recently signed on for at least $35mil to help build out government space programs.

It was also revealed that Capella Space chose MYNA as it's... "supplier for optical inter-satellite links (OISL). Capella Space today announced that they will become the first commercial Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) company to demonstrate compatibility with the U.S. Space Development Agency's (SDA) National Defense Space Architecture, a large-scale satellite constellation providing a range of capabilities to U.S. warfighters and to be comprised of several hundred laser-linked satellites."

This is an ARKX space play that is pure space infrastructure and not something adjacent that many have complained about (i.e. Netflix). The company is tiny at a market cap of just $232mil.