Expanding Humanity’s Presence in the Solar System

Rocket Science, Reimagined

Out With The Old Leveraging advanced manufacturing to deliver a modern, high performing, low cost product

But Don’t Just Take Our Word For It

Our experience and rapid design approach allow us to prototype and scale faster than anyone

With over 100 years leading rocket engine programs, we’re the the best in the business

Jeff Thornburg, CEO/CTO

Jeff built and led the Raptor engine development team at SpaceX with Elon Musk and then worked with Paul Allen to develop the hydrogen PGA engine. He started his career with the Air Force developing the highest ever performing hydrogen engine, the Integrated Powerhead Demonstrator.

 

Adam Harris, CSO

Adam is a space executive with a passion for space exploration to Earth Orbit, the Moon, Mars and beyond. Adam has held positions as a Staffer on the House Appropriations Committee, Inspector General of the National Reconnaissance Office, and Vice President for Government Sales at SpaceX.

 

Elizabeth Robertson, Director of Operations

Elizabeth’s experiences span public and private aerospace, most recently as Senior Manager of Propulsion at Stratolaunch. She was previously team lead of the Liquid Engine Branch of NASA’s Marshall Spaceflight Center, responsible for the RS-25 engine and Commercial Crew Program.

 

Sara Michealene Ball, Dir Supply Chain & Product Development

Sara is passionate about propulsion development and new product integration. She was Stratolaunch Supply Chain Manager and previously managed supply chains for SpaceX’s Raptor development, Merlin, and Merlin Vacuum engines.

 

Brock Dennison, Dir Advanced Manufacturing

Brock has developed manufacturing systems across the automotive, semiconductor, and aerospace industries. He was most recently Lead Build Engineer at Stratolaunch and previously Aerospace Project Engineer at Stratasys.

Emma Ainge, Sr Propulsion Eng

Emma is passionate about aerospace development programs from initial concept through final testing. She was previously Lead Propulsion Engineer at Stratolaunch and a Propulsion Development Engineer at SpaceX. She holds a BS in Aerospace Engineering from MIT and an MS in Aeronautics & Astronautics from Purdue.

Prashaanth Ravindran, Sr Propulsion Eng

Prashaanth is a modeling and simulation expert. He assisted the PGA preburner development at Stratolaunch and led R&D as well as regulatory compliance programs at Cummins. As a champion of analysis-led design, he incorporates high-fidelity numerical modeling to accelerate the design and development process.

Ian Vorbach, Sr Mgr Special Projects

Ian began his career as an early member of CPG brands BodyArmor (acq., Coca-Cola) and Core (acq., Keurig-Dr Pepper) before returning to his passions in aerospace as a Propulsion Engineer at Stratolaunch. He has a BS in Physics from Yale, an MS in Aeronautics & Astronautics from Stanford, and is an MBA candidate at Wharton.

That’s where we’re going, here’s where we’ve been

  • Integrated Powerhead Demonstrator

    Integrated Powerhead Demonstrator

  • RS-25

    RS-25

  • Raptor

    Raptor

  • J2X

    J2X

  • Merlin

    Merlin

  • PGA

    PGA

  • Additive Manufacturing Demonstrator Engine

    Additive Manufacturing Demonstrator Engine

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