Our Team

Brendan Mance

Head of space robotics

Saifullah Zekar

Chief Electronics Officer, PR Lead

Niklas Vest

Chief Firmware Officer

"And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you. That's why I use Scala and Rust nowadays" - Nietzsche

Illia Mykhailov

Chief Mechanical Officer

Arkadiy Telegin

Chief Software Officer

Simon Calvini

GRAKSLER Project Lead

Gaia Lombardo

CRATER Project Lead

Luca Mansel

Finances & Sponsoring

Philipp Laub

REBELS Sintering Payload Lead

Danit Niwattananan

Software & PR

“Be so good they can’t ignore you.” – Steve Martin

Timm Plagge

REBELS Electronics Lead

Steffen Wedig

Software, Sintering Payload

Franz Pöschl

Software, Sintering Payload

"Not only is the universe stranger than we think , it is stranger than we can think"

Alex Fries

Software, PR

"Exploration is in our nature. We began as wanderers, and we are wanderers still."

Craig Mance


Jonathan Klesse

Mechanics, Systems Engineering

Joel Szrek

Geology, Sintering Payload

"You know what's great? Geology! Look at this geode! That's fun to say. Gee-ode. Gee-ode."

Florian Seitz


Bastian Petzke


Axel Karger

Mehchanics, Sintering Payload

Leonard Hüger


Zihao Cao


SLAM & Motion

Sam Abraham Kurian


"It's never too late to be what you might have been"