Dawn Aerospace

Our new class of vehicles will provide highly responsive suborbital access at a significantly reduced cost when compared with the current state of the art. We are achieving revolutionary capability by leveraging the latest in CFD analysis and additive manufacturing while working in a world leading regulatory framework. From concept development to product certification, we conduct all work in house to deliver ground-breaking, affordable solutions. Our team have a proven background in rocket propulsion, launch vehicle development, aircraft design, certification and operations. Our vehicles will revolutionize the fields of hypersonic, high altitude and microgravity research.
Jeroen Wink
Jeroen Wink

Chief Executive Officer

Jeroen Wink's core activities and strengths are in business development, project management as design and test activities. Jeroen built his skills being project leader for the Stratos II+ sounding rocket project at Delft Aerospace Rocket Engineering, studying Aerospace Engineering at TU Delft, as well as at TNO, the Space Research Institute in Moscow and Nammo Raufoss.

Tobias Knop
Tobias Knop

Chief Operations Officer

Tobias Knop focusses on coordination of research and development efforts, modelling activities as well as test operations. In the past he graduated from TU Delft, led the development of the 10 kN DHX-200 Aurora engine at Delft Aerospace Rocket Engineering and is has most recently been developing in-space propulsion systems for small satellite component vendor Hyperion Technologies.

James Powell
James Powell

Airworthiness & Certification

James Powell obtained his degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Canterbury. After graduating, James worked at Airwork in New Zealand, leading the design and manufacturing teams designing, certifying and manufacturing a wide range of STCs for various aircraft. James is an Engineering Delegate of The Director of the Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand. At Dawn, James looks after compliance, operations and flight testing.

Stefan Powell
Stefan Powell

Chief Technical Officer

Stefan Powell is leading the technical developments at Dawn Aerospace and excels in design and manufacturing problems as well as test operations. He has an MSc. degree from Delft University of Technology and has worked as a development and test engineer at aerospace companies such as new-space launch provider Rocket Lab, Airwork and most recently Hyperion Technologies.

Robert Werner
Robert Werner

Chief Safety Officer

Robert Werner's key tasks and function are in the domains of operational safety for test campaigns, and design of mechanical as well as electronic systems. Robert has served as senior safety officer for ground and flight test activities at Delft Aerospace Rocket Engineering for many years. Beside his studies at TU Delft Robert has worked for aerospace companies Hyperion Technologies and Rocket Lab.

Iain Finer
Iain Finer

Lead Mechanical Engineer

Iain Finer holds multiple certified licences for aircraft structures and powerplant maintenance and completed the Summer Space Program of the International Space University. Iain was responsible for C-Check maintenance for Dash-8's and Saab 340 aircraft. Iain was also involved in the design and operations of the TM-65 cryogenic liquid rocket engine of Copenhagen Suborbitals

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E-mail: business@dawnaerospace.com Phone: +31 6 4120 0882