unnamed (5) copy.jpg

ABOUT US


Ripple Aerospace is an Norwegian Aerospace startup designing, manufacturing and launching advanced oceanic cargo rockets. Inspired by NASA’s Sea Dragon program and Norway’s maritime heritage, Ripple’s team has been developing the Sea Serpent rocket class since 2014 and established Ripple Aerospace in 2016 to commercialize the first oceanic launch system. Our aim is to bring to market a reusable, mobile and mass produced rocket capable of being launched in any maritime environment around the global.


SEA SERPENT TEAM

The Sea Serpent team is comprised of a diverse group of rocket scientists, engineers, shipbuilders and space operators from companies in Norway, United States, and Australia with the unifying goal of developing Sea Serpent rockets. 

black-stars.png

AEROSPACE TEAM

 
seth2.png
 

DANIEL COTTITTA, CO-FOUNDER AND CHIEF TECHNICAL OFFICER

As Co-Founder and Chief Technical Officer of Ripple Aerospace, Daniel is the lead designer of the Sea Serpent rocket class. A space systems engineer by trade, he has over six years in aerospace and aviation engineering involved in numerous satellite and launch system design projects. Daniel is a licensed pilot and  member of Space Association and Mars Society.


 
 

CHRISTOPHER JANNETTE, CHIEF ENGINEER

A systems engineer by trade, Chris is applying his background in the US Air Force and diverse education towards providing scalable launch and operations solutions for Ripple Aerospace. Chris is focused on making space development an actionable reality for millions of people.

Chris holds a degrees in Avionics Systems Technology and Applied Science. Currently he is pursuing a Master in Space Systems Engineering from Johns Hopkins. He also holds honors in the fields of social sciences and international relations. While serving as a Staff Sergeant in the United States Air Force in Tokyo, Japan, Chris was awarded the humanitarian medal for his participation in the contingency operations following the 2011 Japan earthquake.


 
Picture - Harald (1).jpg
 

HARALD SANGVIK, MECHATRONICS ENGINEER

Harald is a mechatronics engineer, specializing in submersible vehicles. His previous experience includes being an engineer at National Oilwell Varco.  While attending University of Agder in Norway for mechatronics engineering,  Harald assisted in the development and design of the Sea Serpent class ballast system. He is currently a maritime engineer at Ripple Aerospace.


 
 

JAMES GOODWIN, MECHANICAL ENGINEER

James is a mechanical engineer with a specialty in missile systems. He was previously in the US Navy working in the submarine launched ballistic missiles and submersible vehicle program. James is currently at the University of Auburn, USA, furthering his education in mechanical engineering focusing on maritime rocketry applications.

 

 
 

ANDREW DUNN, ANTI-CORRISION ENGINEER

Andrew is an anti-corrosion engineer studying at the University of Akron in Ohio, USA. An original Sea Serpent rocket engineer, Andrew specializes in anti-corrosion engineering on aerospace vehicles. He has built numerous robots and rockets for numerous applications including automotive fueling techniques for oceanic rockets.  He contributed to Shaun Moss book, "The International Mars Research Station." 


 
10409398_10202571325952860_1366247976995351712_n.jpg
 

ØYSTEIN BORGERSEN, LEAD DESIGN ENGINEER

Øystein is the lead design engineer for Ripple Aerospace focusing on the design of Sea Serpent class and maritime engineering of the ballast system. His previous experience includes being an engineer at Outotec Norway, Parker Hannifin AS, and Egil Eng & Co AS. He is an alumni of the International Space University and holds a B.S.c in mechatronics system engineering from Høgskolen i Buskerud in Norway.

 

 


 
 
 

RAMON MACEIRAS, PROPULSION ENGINEER

Ramon is a propulsion engineer architect for Thales-Alenia Space. He has a BSc in Aerospace Engineering from Delft University of Technology, Holland, and a MSc in Propulsion and Engine Systems Engineering from the University of Southamption, United Kingdom. He was awarded the Boeing Aerospace Prize for the best MSc Project and top ten winner of the "Man Mission to Mars" at the Inspiration Mars competition.  

spacebackground.jpg

OPERATIONAL TEAM

 
 

KRISTOFFER LILAND, CO-FOUNDER AND CEO

Kris is Co-Founder and CEO of Ripple Aerospace. He holds a masters degree in Innovation & Knowledge Development and a graduate of European Innovation Academy's accelerator program. A oceanic rocket enthusiast, Kris established Ripple Aerospace to provide an efficient solution to space transportation.  As he says," We're creating weapons of mass creation." Kris volunteers in non-profit organizations throughout Norway and has a long history of working closely with the European and Norwegian space sector.  

 

NICK LARCOMBE, CO-FOUNDER, PRESIDENT AND HEAD OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
As President and Head of Business Development, Nick is responsible for the commercialization of Sea Serpent rockets. While receiving a BSc in Aviation from Edith Cowan University, Australia, he co-founded Ripple Aerospace and was critical in the design and development of the Sea Serpent launch system. Nick’s aim is to bring to market an economical launch system to increase accessibility into space.  


ELLIOT CAROL, CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
With a focus on business growth strategies and a passion for space exploration and launch systems, Elliot joined Ripple as Chief Financial Officer responsible for the financial operations of the firm. He founded a global investment bank acquired in 2016 and was previously a hedge fund manager where he received
 numerous investment awards, including Acquisition International “Recognized Leader: Quantitative Investment Modeling” and “Best Global Tactical Asset Allocation Fund." Elliot holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance and Quantitative Investment Modeling from University of North Carolina Wilmington, United States, where he was appointed to the UNCW Center of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Advisory Board.