We are Orbital Machines

Orbtital Machines is solving a major pain point for the micro launcher industry, building scalable electric motopump systems, ready to be implemented into your aerospace and space application.

 

Orbital Machines was founded in late 2018 in Trondheim, Norway and since then has founded a subsidiary in Berlin Germany. Our Team operates from Berlin, Trondheim and Copenhagen.

 

Founding Team

Eivind Liland

Eivind Liland

Founder / CEO / CTO

Eivind has a master in coputer science and worked as a chip architect at Falanx Microsystems which was later acquired by ARM. He founded Swarm64 in Berlin and after that went back to NTNU to study turbomachinery. As a member of Copenhagen Suborbitals he started working on the motopumps for SPICA rocket, which led him to spin off Orbital Machines in 2018.

Ola Eid

Ola Eid

Co-Founder / Chief Business Developer

Ola has a bachelor marketing with specialization in bus. dev. SME. He was the co-founder & previous CEO at Tech Hugs Trondheim. Ola is taking care of our customers, finance and business development.

Lukas Oehmigen

Lukas Oehmigen

Co-Founder / Assistant Director / Chief Designer / Engineer

Lukas is industrial designer, innovator, engineer and startup veteran who has been founding and co-founding multiple hardware startups. He founded and ran BigRep, a manufacturer of industrial 3D Printing systems as CEO/CTO. Lukas is an experienced engineer with a specialization on rapid manufacturing.

Ingrid Liland

Ingrid Liland

COO

Ingrid has a master of musicology and is a senior corporate governance and communications strategist.
She was Director of Operations and Corporate Governance at Embriq AS.
She is member of the green party norway, chair of the board of Orbital Machines AS and our COO.

Mads Wilson

Mads Wilson

Board Member / Advisor

B.Sc. in physics and comp.sc. Prev. board member in Copenhagen Suborbitals. Board member, advisor.

Engineering Team

Kjersti Baardvik Bragstad

Kjersti Baardvik Bragstad

Mechanical Engineer

Master of Technology and Engineering @ NTNU
Prev. Co-founder & CTO Propulse NTNU

Pooja Channaveerappa

Pooja Channaveerappa

Design Engineer / Numerical Analysis

M.Sc in Aerospace Engineering.
Prev. student researcher at NAL India, Scientific Research Assistant at Hasso Platner Institute, master thesis at Airbus Innovations Group.

Duncan Cornes

Duncan Cornes

Mechanical Engineer

Master of Engineering @ University of Warwick.
Prev. Design Engineer at Rolls-Royce jet engines.

Tobias Winter

Tobias Winter

Design Engineer / Numerical Analysis

M.Sc. Mechanical Engineering @ NTNU.
Prev. Chief Aerodynamic Engineer at Propulse NTNU

Yannick Bäumer

Yannick Bäumer

Intern / Software Engineer

M.Sc Computer Science @ Hasso Plattner Institute.
Yannick is building the software stack for our test-rigs.

Anjo Oppermann

Anjo Oppermann

Intern / Electric Drivetrain Design

Master Student @ Beuth Hochschule.
Anjo is our research student and is doing his masters thesis with us on advanced electric motor design.

Advisory

Sverre Bisgaard

Sverre Bisgaard

Advisor & Investor

Chair Forbis AS
Prev. CEO at Norspace

Jacob S. Larsen

Jacob S. Larsen

Advisor

System/Propulsion
& Chair of Board
Copenhagen Suborbitals

Thomas Pedersen

Thomas Pedersen

Advisor

Project Manager
& Board member Copenhagen Suborbitals

Nuria Espallargas

Nuria Espallargas

Advisor

Head of Tribology Lab
at NTNU

Edvard Sørgård

Edvard Sørgård

Advisor & Investor

Chair Kick-Ass Invest
Prev. Co-founder & CTO
at Falanx Microsystems

Onno Verberne

Onno Verberne

Advisor

President NIFRO
VP Business Dev. Space
Nammo Raufoss

Ole Dokka Advisor

Ole Dokka Advisor

Advisor

Executive Manager
Spaceport Norway
& NewSpace North

Kristine Koslung

Kristine Koslung

Advisor

Project Manager
ESA BIC Norway

Haakon Skar

Haakon Skar

Advisor

CEO Inoventure
Prev. CEO at 6am Accel, NTNU Accel & T:Lab

Axel Moulin

Axel Moulin

Advisor

IP Consultant
at Dehns

Our Partners

We are proud working with industry leaders from all over the aerospace and turbomachinery industry.