Team

Interorbital Systems' core team of space industry experts and technicians integrates engineering design with rocket construction and assembly, and engages in STEM educational outreach on a global scale.



Randa Milliron

Randa Milliron

CEO/CoFounder and Marketing Director

Randa holds a BA in Psychology and an MA in African Languages from Duquesne University, with doctoral work in Communications at Humboldt Universitaet, Berlin. Other duties include coordinating federal space launch-licensing. She is also a professor at the University of Phoenix.

Rod Milliron

Roderick Milliron

CTO, Founder, Chief Designer

Rod has a B.S in Applied Mathematics and Physics from the University of Pittsburgh and did graduate work in Chemistry at the Freie Universit├Ąt, Berlin, Germany, and at California State University, Los Angeles. He developed his engineering skills at Grumman Aerospace and General Dynamics Corporation.

Erik Reedy

Erik Reedy

Spacecraft Technician

Erik is a former NASA contracter who worked on the Space Shuttle program at the Dryden EAFB in the Mojave High Desert. He works on mechanical fabrication, welding, and composite manufacture at IOS.

Bryant Avalos

Bryant Avalos

Aerospace Engineer

Bryant recieved his B.S. in aerospace engineering and propulsion from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Arizona. He specializes in filament-winder design and composite manufacturing.

Ian Price

Ian Price

Aerospace Engineer

Ian recieved his B.S. in aerospace engineering and astronautics from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Florida. He focuses on the design and manufacture of the NEPTUNE Building Block and launch software development.

Sylvain Burdot

Sylvain Burdot

Lead Astrionics and Satellite Engineer

Sylvain earned his Master's degree in Engineering, specializing in Industrial Risk Management, from the INSA Centre Val de Loire in Bourges, France. His area of expertise is electronic hardware and software design for satellite and rocket control systems.

Tim Reed

Tim Reed

Team Member

Tim is the owner of the first IOS Orbital Expedition Ticket. The Gladstone, Missouri businessman will fly into Earth orbit in an IOS capsule mounted atop a NEPTUNE rocket.

Gerard Auvray

Gerard Auvray

Lost Team Member

Gerard was a world leader in the small satellite design field for over 20 years. He served as president of AMSAT-France. Gerard's expertise contributed to the design of IOS CubeSat and TubeSat kits. His work lives on at IOS.

Lutz Kayser

Lutz Kayser

Lost Team Member

Lutz Kayser established the first commercial space company in the world, OTRAG, in 1975, and worked alongside rocket pioneer Wernher von Braun. Lutz advised IOS on its innovative NEPTUNE Building Block-based rocket designs. His work lives on at IOS.





Former Interns

Tal Schwartz

May - December 2017

University of British Columbia, Engineering Physics

CFD, test site infrastructure, engine design, web design


Russell Chan

June - September 2017

University of California Santa Barbara, Physics

Composite manufacturing, trajectory analysis