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All systems go for Australia

Australia is both economically and geographically well-positioned to be a world leader in space.

At Herik Labs, we are on a mission to launch us there – with affordable space technology that doesn't cost the Earth.

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Our Team

Herik Labs is based in Brisbane, Australia. Our team is experienced in aerospace, electrical & mechanical design; systems engineering, modelling & simulation, manufacturing, quality assurance and business administration.

Simone Wilson

Simone Wilson


Years of experience in project management, and deep knowledge of engineering design and systems integration.

Toby Herik

Toby van den Herik


BEng(Mech/Aero) + BMath
Rocket cycle design engineer; experienced in advanced fluid dynamics, numerical methods, modelling of multiphase heat exchangers, and trajectory design.

Jason Storey

Jason Storey


BEng(Extd. Elec) + BSci(Computer)
10+ years experience in firmware, with background in developing aerospace-grade manufacturing and QA systems.

Isaiah Stook

Isaiah Stook


Mastery of mechanical design and analysis, broad experience in testing and validation focussed on optimized system performance.

Our Advisors

We take planning seriously, so we aim to learn from the best.

Chris James

Dr Chris James

ARC DECRA Research Fellow
PhD in hypersonics technologies, specialist in gas dynamics. 25 journal articles & 55 conference papers published. Lecturer for orbital mechanics, spacecraft design & planetary entry.