TEAM

Wanting to build a Mars Rover is an ambitious undertaking.

Especially for a team of young scientists without a head-start in the space industry – but dreaming big is what we do. Over the past four years, what started as a school project has grown to more than 50 bright and driven people rethinking the current approach to Mars exploration. Our interdisciplinary team is spread out over four countries and 12 sub-teams designing, developing the next-generation Mars rover and everything around it.

Wanting to build a Mars Rover is an ambitious undertaking.

Especially for a team of young scientists without a head-start in the space industry – but dreaming big is what we do. Over the past four years, what started as a school project has grown to more than 50 bright and driven people rethinking the current approach to Mars exploration. Our interdisciplinary team is spread out over four countries and 12 sub-teams designing, developing the next-generation Mars rover and everything around it.

 
Julian Rothenbuchner

Julian
Rothenbuchner

Co-Founder
Technical Lead

 

Nicola
Weiroster

Co-Founder
Commercial Lead

 
 

The Teams

MANAGEMENT

The main purpose of the Management Team is to facilitate team members’ work both from the technical development as well as the organizational perspective! Management works closely together with Leadership and People & Culture when planning (technical) projects, meetings, work on organisational development as well as represent the team to various external stakeholders.

Kristián Cuervo

Team Manager

 

Onė Mikulskytė

Team Manager

 

PROTOTYPING TEAM

One of our more hands-on teams, the Prototeam for short spent most of 2020 building and improving the Tumbleweed V3 prototype. With the development of the V4 prototype, the Prototeam will take part in the design process to help make it a reality.

Michael Sandrieser

Lead Structural Engineer Vienna

Linda Oster

Vice Lead Structural Engineer

Abhinay Goga

Structural Engineer

Dimitri Buryak

Structural Engineer

Matthias Estermann

Structural Engineer

Matthias Meschik

Structural Engineer

Noah Nasr El-Din

Structural Engineer

Tobias Gaggl

Structural Engineer

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

As developing a Mars rover requires a considerable amount of resources and financial support, the business team works hard to guarantee us the necessary funding, acting as a support entity for the other teams. They also work closely with our partners to ensure our collaborations run smoothly.

Gurubharan Ganeson

Vice Lead Business Strategist HR Strategist

Alexander Proier

Legal

Alexander Walther

Legal

Andrea Battegazzore

Business Strategist
Mission Design Engineer

Aran Berzingi

Business Strategist

Farayi Karumazondo

Business Strategist

Felix Ambros

Business Strategist

Leonhard Goliasch

Business Strategist
Visual Design

ELECTRICAL DEVELOPMENT

Split up into two locations, the Electrical teams currently each have individual objectives: While the Vienna team is busy with the current prototype’s electronics and software, its Delft counterpart is mainly concerned with planning, designing, simulating and defining requirements for the electrical system of the final space-grade grade version of the Tumbleweed rover. 

In the future, the two locations will work together to manufacture, integrate and test all the electric and electronic components of the Tumbleweed.

Felix Abel

Lead Electrical Engineer

Cristian Ferent

Vice Lead Electrical Engineer

David Ojea

Electrical Engineer

Mateo Menvielle

Electrical Engineer

Stephan Steiner

Electrical Engineer

Sudarshan Bhat

Electrical Engineer

Sritharan Thirumalai Kumaran

Electrical Engineer

Vera Pamminger

Electrical Engineer

PEOPLE AND CULTURE (HR)

The People and Culture team makes sure communication within the team runs smoothly. The subteam’s responsibilities include handling the recruiting process from application to onboarding and supporting us with any issues that may arise for members.

Sebastian Astl Delgado

Lead People and Culture
Business Strategist

Timon Schnauffer

Vice Lead People and Culture

Stefan Faistenauer

HR Member
Business Strategist

MISSION DESIGN

What does a Mars mission look like? This questions has many aspects to it, giving Mission Design lots of subjects to work on: orbit analysis for a Mars mission, the type of orbit insertions we would require, the area covered by a rover in one Martian day and many more.

Tamim Doozandeh

Lead Mission Design Engineer

Lorenz Veithen

Vice Lead Mission Design Engineer

Benedetta Valerio

Mission Design Engineer

Camal Tahireddine

Mission Design Engineer

Easwaar Alagesen

Mission Design Engineer

Emil Clausen

Mission Design Engineer

James Kingsnorth

Mission Design Engineer

Kate Samatovna

Mission Design Engineer

Paul Wiesen

Mission Design Engineer

Pit Feltes

Mission Design Engineer

Yuvraj Harsha Sreedhar

Mission Design Engineer

STRUCTURES

The Structures team develops the mechanical, structural and material aspects of the Tumbleweed, like designing the shape, sails and collapsing mechanism. They also develop the pods, the housings for most of the electronics aboard a Tumbleweed.

Lucas Cohen

Lead Structural/Pods Engineer

Austin Phillips

Vice Lead Pods Engineer

Alessandro Battegazzore

Structural Engineer

Tilen Potocnik

Pods Engineer

MEDIA

As one of the few non-technical subteams, Media is responsible for most of what you see of Team Tumbleweed around the internet. This includes producing content for and running our various social media accounts, as well as the website.

Amelie Finan

Lead Media

Sara Toth

PR Strategist
Visual Design

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