Jordan Noone cofounded Relativity Space in 2016 with the goal of bringing rapid 3D metal printing advances to the field of space exploration. He serves as the company’s Chief Technology Officer and chief engineer, leading launch vehicle and additive-manufacturing technology development while guiding the company’s technical strategy and vision; he also leads test and launch site acquisition and contributes to fundraising and customer acquisition.
Before cofounding Relativity, Noone worked as a development engineer for SpaceX, where he developed propulsion system components used in test flights, and at the USC Rocket Propulsion Lab, where he led two spaceshot attempts and was the world’s first student to obtain an FAA launch license to fly a rocket to space. He’s been honored on “30 Under 30” lists at Business Insider, Forbes, and Inc. magazine, and holds a patent for his developments in real-time adaptive control of 3D manufacturing. Noone holds a BS in aerospace engineering from USC’s Viterbi School of Engineering, and completed significant work toward a second undergraduate degree in biophysics.
Relativity is the first autonomous rocket factory and launch services leader for satellite constellations. The company’s vision is to build the future of humanity in space — starting with rockets. Relativity’s platform vertically integrates intelligent robotics and 3D autonomous manufacturing technology to build the world’s first entirely 3D printed rocket, Terran 1. Terran 1 has 100x lower part count than traditional rockets, a radically simple supply chain, and is built from raw material to flight in less than 60 days with unparalleled iteration speed. Relativity deploys and resupplies satellite constellations with industry-defining lead time, flexibility, and cost, better connecting and securing our planet.
Relativity is backed by leading investors including Playground Global, Y Combinator, Social Capital, Phillip Spector formerly of Intelsat, and Mark Cuban.