We mine asteroids to extract valuable minerals in space at a lower cost and smaller carbon footprint than the current terrestrial mining methods.
Join our team in Huntington Beach, CA to help unlock the near-limitless resources in space. We are seeking top candidates to be a part of an exciting company looking to expand humanity’s capabilities in space.
Our team has decades of experience solving some of
the most complex problems and bringing to life
iconic programs in the aerospace industry.
Matt is an experienced engineering leader with over a decade of leading high-performing engineering teams. At Virgin Orbit, he was responsible for building and hiring all aspects of Avionics and led the flight software and GNC teams during his tenure. After Virgin, he joined Bird scooters as their Director of Vehicle Software and led that team through the development of the Bird 2 and 3 vehicles.
Jose has over 8 years of aerospace experience working on numerous missions from initial design to on-orbit operations. At SpaceX, he was the deputy Chief Engineer on the first Falcon 9 vehicle and lead Avionics Integration Engineer and Mission Operator on the first 4 Dragon Spacecraft vehicles to fly in space. At NASA he designed, integrated, tested, and operated micro-lab satellites, participated in initial mechanical design trades for TESS and landing control for future lunar lander missions.
Roshan is a GNC Engineer at AstroForge. He has a Masters degree in robotics engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, where he worked across the robotics autonomy stack, covering UAV and autonomous vehicle controls, perception, planning, and localization. At school, Roshan led an SAE aircraft design team and served as a GNC engineer for the NASA L’Space mission design student program. Prior to joining AstroForge, Roshan worked as a management consultant for Bain & Company, where his work included a 6 month project consulting for a large aerospace and defense company.
Lindsey is the operations specialist at AstroForge. She has a Master’s degree in psychology and spent many years serving students and administrators in educational settings. From an early age she was fascinated by space and hoped to one day be involved in some way. When the opportunity to transition into aerospace presented itself, the choice was easy. She feels very honored to be a part of the early team at AstroForge and is excited to see their vision become a reality.
Michael has over four years of experience designing and deploying full stack web applications in both the commercial and research space. At Ex Scientia, Michael led the software and machine learning teams to engineer an underwater, autonomous vehicle capable of waypoint navigation, station keeping, and boat identification. As an aerospace engineer, he drives processes of design, development, test & integration, and deployment for AstroForge’s Mission-1 payload.
Colin is an experienced Systems Engineer with a demonstrated history of working in the Satellite and Launch industry. He is a strong engineering professional who is skilled with Launch Vehicles, Satellites, Propulsion, Space Missions, Operations, Program Management, Software Development, Communications Systems, and Ground Systems. He earned his B.S in Physics in 1977 at the Fla. Inst. of Technology. He serves as Technical Committee chairman in AIAA Region VI Orange County Section.
Dr. Allan Chen is the head of science at AstroForge Inc. and leads the R&D of material extraction and separation techniques.
Allan obtained his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley with emphasis in heat transfer, plasma physics, and nuclear engineering. Previously, he has worked in reputable institutions such as Sandia National Laboratories and UC Berkeley, as well as private companies focused on fusion and neutron production. As a graduate student researcher, he developed various novel ultra-compact radiation generators and RF plasma sources. He contributed to the design and development of a high-flux neutron generator at Berkeley, which has been commissioned as a user-facility for researchers around the world. After graduation, Allan was the lead designer in the development of various compact and high yield neutron generators and their sub-components at Adelphi Technology Inc for many years, Allan has helped mature the technology of high-power solid-state amplifiers for plasma production, and ion source drivers. Additionally, Allan has participated in and contributed to various fusion science experiments at Alpha Ring. He has developed various diagnostics for probing the fusion products of both neutronic and aneutronic fusion.
Allan has three young kids and loves to work with them on cool science experiments in his free time.
Long is Principal Hardware Engineer at AstroForge. He has more than 20 years of experience as an accomplished hardware engineer in designing complex and high speed PCB designs. Most recently he held the position of Principal Avionic Hardware engineer at Relativity Space. There he was responsible for the Terran-1 One Controller hardware and the architecture of the Terran-R Autonomous Flight Termination Unit hardware design. Prior to this he spent 16 years at Broadcom Corporation designing complex and high speed digital products. He also held hardware engineer positions at Newbridge Networks, Cisco Systems, and Calix Networks. Long holds a US patent for “Method and System for Supplying Power to Multiple Voltage Islands Using a Single Supply Source (SSS)"
Nha is an experienced operations leader specializing in building strategies for scaling supply chains from the ground up. She has more than 8 years of experience with a focus on supply chain strategies, process development, building strategic partnerships, and solving complex ops problems.
Dr. Won Suk You is the Senior Mechanical Engineer at AstroForge Inc. and leads the development of material handling and manipulation techniques.
Won Suk earned his Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Sungkyunkwan University in the Republic of Korea (South Korea) focusing on developing a kinematic design optimization process for anthropomorphic robot hands using a novel performance index published by himself and genetic algorithm. After designing and fabricating the SKKU hand V with this optimization process, the robustness and grasp capability of the hand was validated through a hammering impact test and grasping experiments on various objects.
Previously, he worked at Oregon State University as a Post-Doc. There he leveraged robotics technology to advance quality of life, while simultaneously leveraging bio-inspiration to advance robotics, as well as private companies focused on robotic application to health care and food automation industry including robotic hand, gripper, torso structure with FEA analysis, high-payload lifting mechanism, and so-on. As a graduate student researcher, he contributed to the design and development of various novel robotic laboratory automation systems. He developed a localization algorithm using magnetic landmarks for an autonomous mobile robot, work scheduler algorithm, and low-level controller for this application. In this process, Won Suk publicated 10 international journal and 12 conference papers, as well as 2 US and 6 Korean patent applications.