The Team

Kristian Borgen
CEO/ Chairman

The Board

The board is responsible for managing the organization. The board works closely with Project Management and Marketing to ensure that projects are feasible and budgets are kept. In addition, the board is responsible for the development of the organization, HSE, ensuring that roles & responsibilities are fulfilled and all other aspects included in the management of an engineering student organization. The board makes sure that any project the organization undertakes is in line with Orbit’s Mission, Vision and Values document.
Henrik Jordheim
Vice Chairman
Vahiny Gnanasekaran
Chief Financial Officer
Håkon Kindem
Chief Technical Officer
Amund Gjersvik
NTNU Representative
Andrea Worsøe
Chief Marketing Officer
Andrea Worsøe


The marketing group is responsible for sponsorship agreements and public relations as well as our web site and social media profiles. The group plans and carries out all recruitment, stands and presentations.
Jørgen N. Katralen
Web Developer
Vegard Iversen
Sponsor Contact
Alexey Gusev
Social Media

Project SelfieSat

Natanael Ferreira Hjermann
Project Manager

Project Management

Project Management is responsible for requirement understanding, planning, execution, controlling, monitoring, reviewing and delivering Project SelfieSat in time with the help of the whole team.
Håkon Kindem
Systems Engineering Team Lead

Systems Engineering

We implement a workable design and are responsible for the progress of the mission
Sakaria Ali
Systems Engineer
Patric Andrè Berthelsen
Systems Engineer
Martin Falang
OBC Team Lead


OBC is short for On-Board Computer. The OBC team is responsible for programming our satellite’s main computer and giving assistance in programming to the ADCS team. The main computer handles commands from the ground, monitor the system and change its operating modes. It is the satellites functional center and a key part to make the satellite operational.
Dennis Langer
OBC Engineer
Anar Aliyev
OBC Engineer
Guilhem Bryant
OBC Engineer
Torbjørn Bratvold
OBC Engineer
Erlend Sveen
OBC Engineer
Martin Brandt
ADCS Team Lead


The Attitude determination and control system (ADCS) is responsible for developing a system that can control the attitude of the satellite. The attitude needs to be controlled so the Earth is in the background for the selfies, so the antennas point to Earth for radio transmission and so that the solar cells are pointing towards the Sun for charging.   
Paul Duffin
ADCS Engineer
Martin Mostad
ADCS Engineer
Yngve Kippersund
ADCS Engineer
Ingebrigt Stamnes Reinsborg
ADCS Engineer
Anders Treland
ADCS Engineer
Naveed Ahmed
ADCS Engineer
Andreas Westre
ADCS Engineer
Gustav Tschirschnitz
ADCS Engineer
Endre Dåvøy
Electronics Team Lead


The electronics team (ES – Electronic systems) are responsible for the development and production of the electrical systems on the satellite. Other teams are responsible for their systems, but can hire the electronics team for development of hardware. The team makes sure that all the systems of the satellite interfaces correctly according to the EICD (Electrical Interface Control Document). The EPS (Electronic Power System) is currently ES responsibility.
Christoffer-Robin Vaksdal
Electrical Engineer
Magnar Storflor
Electrical Engineer
Behbood Eskandariturk
Electrical Engineer
Natanael Hjermann
Mechanical Team Lead


The mechanical team is responsible for creating the physical requirements of the other subsystems. Aswell we are designing and manufacturing a camera boom in house. The simulation and testing will also be planned by this team.


Aksel Elkjaer
Mechanical Engineer
Jonas Strand Aasberg
Mechanical Engineer
Simen Berg
Payload Team Lead


The payload team are responsible for making the camera system and ensuring that it is integrated with the mechanical- and other electrical systems. This includes software development for taking the pictures as well as facilitating communications with the OBC.
Kristian Stensgård
Payload Engineer
Vemund Røhmen
Payload Engineer
Peter Uran
SATCOM Team Lead

Satellite Communications

The Satellite Radio team is responsible for implementing the space segment of the communication system. The team works closely with the Ground Station team and the OBC team to implement routing of commands from the ground station to the satellite, and telemetry and data from the satellite to the ground station. The satellite radios are essential to ensure mission success, and a lot of effort is being put into making sure we have a reliable communication link with high bandwidth.
Sander Aakerholt
SATCOM Engineer