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Jordan Noone Steps Down as Relativity Space CTO

By Doug Messier
Parabolic Arc
September 11, 2020
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Jordan Noone at Relativity Space. (Credit: Jordan Noone)

Relativity Space Co-founder Jordan Noone has stepped down as chief technology officer (CTO) and will serve as an advisor to the launch provider, which is developing a 3D-printed booster.

“@relativityspace has been the dream of a lifetime. Yesterday I began a transition from CTO to Executive Advisor in preparation for starting my next venture,” Noone tweeted.

“As a first-time founder, I am so lucky and grateful to have been surrounded by the industry’s best and brightest to build this incredible organization with @thetimellis for the past five years,” he added.

Relativity Space Co-founder Tim Ellis returned the compliment.

“It has been an absolute honor and privilege to partner with you and build this incredible place that we’re so proud to call Relativity Space,” he tweeted. “I wouldn’t have had it any other way. Looking forward to cheering you on with your next adventure – I know it’ll be something amazing!”

Noone did not reveal any details of his new venture, but said that Relativity Space is in good hands.

“It’s with great confidence that I transition the helm to Tim and the entire Relativity team to keep moving our mission forward to launch the world’s first 3D printed rocket into orbit,” he tweeted.

Relativity Space is developing the Terran 1 launcher, which will be built entirely with additive manufacturing (3D printing). Terran 1 is designed to place payloads weighing up to 1,250 kg into 185 km high orbit.

The California-based company has raised $185.7 million from 24 investors, according to the Crunchbase.