INNOVATION IN SPACE

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WHAT WE DO

Argo Navis Aerospace develop innovative chemical propulsion systems for the space industry.

We focus on achieving an unmatched combination of performance, scalability, reliability and cost.

Argo Navis Aerospace is proudly backed by WNT Ventures and Callaghan Innovation.

 

CAREERS

INTERESTED IN JOINING OUR TEAM? CHECK OUT THE POSITIONS BELOW

SENIOR PROPULSION ENGINEER

Are you a talented rocket propulsion engineer who wants to develop the next generation of rocket engines? We are looking for an experienced engineer to join our team, to design, build and test rocket engines and subsystems, and help develop serious cutting edge technology. You will be working with our diverse, enthusiastic team of engineers who are continuously pushing the boundaries of what we can produce in our workshop.

 

Key skills:

  • Experience designing, building and testing rocket engines

  • Mechanical design

  • Thermodynamics

  • Analysis of design and test data

  • Qualification and acceptance testing

If this is you, please send us your CV: careers@argonavis.aero

 

OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM

DR. MALCOLM SNOWDON

CTO & Co-Founder

Malcolm worked in the biomedical industry while completing a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Canterbury. His experimental work in rocketry led to a PhD in rocket flight dynamics in the Electrical Engineering Department at UC. 

 

From 2013-2019 Malcolm worked as a Guidance, Navigation & Control Engineer at Rocket Lab, developing the Electron orbital launch vehicle navigation system. Outside the aerospace industry, Malcolm sails an R-Class skiff, develops hydrofoils and flight control systems, and experiments with precision target shooting.


Malcolm brings a wide range of skills to the team including mechanical design, physics, chemistry and ground-up system development.

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DR. AVINASH RAO

CEO & Co-Founder

Avinash teamed up with Malcolm while completing a Bachelor’s degree in Mechatronics, and was key to starting the rocketry research programme at the University of Canterbury. 

 

Avinash led the development of the guidance, navigation & control systems for Rocket Lab’s Electron launch vehicle before taking up the role of Director of Mission Delivery until mid-2019. He has now moved into full-time work at Argo Navis Aerospace.

Avinash completed his PhD in rocket attitude control in 2014 and is an expert in dynamic systems modelling, embedded software, programming and project management.

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CONTACT US

Auckland, New Zealand

 

SPECIALITIES

Chemical Propulsion Systems

Guidance, Navigation & Control

Embedded Systems / Software 

Electro-Mechanical Systems

Modelling & Simulation 

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