Founder and CEO
Carlos founded HALO Space in September 2021 with a mission: to pioneer a safe form of travel to the stratosphere, opening the life-altering experience of near-space travel to real people — not just astronauts. With 30 years developing new products, new businesses and new companies in Europe, the US and Asia in energy, IT, telecoms, defense and aerospace, he brings a unique and innovative vision to HALO, especially in terms of environmental sustainability and safety.
COO, HALO Space Vehicle
Since joining the project in 2022, Alberto has utilized his wealth of experience to help transform the HALO Space concept into reality. During more than 40 years with Airbus Defence & Space, Alberto has gained unrivaled industry expertise in setting up complex assembly lines alongside aerospace designers. This makes Alberto uniquely placed to deliver on HALO’s ambitions, particularly in ensuring the utmost safety of HALO flights.
Business Operations Manager
Ana is a highly skilled industrial engineer in the industrial sphere in both technical and managerial roles. She is an expert in waste management, renewable energy, biogas, and solar energy. Within HALO Space she creates and implements a company-wide, global vision, developing safe, efficient and effective operations strategies which lay the foundations of all the company’s activity.
General Design Senior Advisor
With 40+ years of experience, Rafael has accumulated an exceptional knowledge of the aerospace industry. He has been at the helm of creating multiple well-known products for CASA and Airbus Military, being involved in the whole process from design to global distribution. He has also been Chief Engineer for FITS and Spain General Systems Manager for Eurofighter, among others. Since jumping aboard the HALO Space project from day one, Rafael’s unparalleled skills and perspectives have been invaluable to the innovation behind HALO.
Structural Design Senior Advisor
Ángel has an extensive professional background in the aerospace field, having spent 35 years in executive roles for major industry players. He has worked at Airbus as both Chief Engineer for Aerostructures and Vice President Head of Structures & Design, as well as Head of Development for Airbus Military and Head of DOA at ALESTIS. Within HALO, Ángel offers essential technical consulting on the development and certification of the structures and interiors of the HALO flight capsule.
Stress Senior Analysis Advisor
Alejandro is an expert in developing complex products in the engineering field, where he has 40 years of experience. His unique vision allows him to navigate elaborate projects from start to finish, from a product's initial definition and preliminary design, through to development, certification, airworthiness, and even service support. Since he began consulting for the project in 2021, Alejandro’s outstanding skill has been vital in shaping HALO’s designs, providing technical support for the balloon, drogue, parachute, and landing gear systems, and selecting partners and suppliers.
ECLSS Design Senior Advisor
Francisco is an Aeronautical Engineer with more than 35 years working in the aerospace sector. He has specialized experience both in Engineering and Program Management, having worked in these areas with leading industry players, in particular Airbus. Since joining HALO Space in 2020, he has brought invaluable knowledge and skills to System Engineering aspects of the project, among others.
Senior Stratospheric Balloons Advisor
Kevin Roach was one of the earliest members of Google Loon where he worked for a decade on the entire development lifecycle from balloon design and manufacturing to launch and flight operations. As a former member of the US Army's elite 2/75 Ranger Regiment, he brings a unique mission focused perspective to his work. Currently, Kevin serves as co-founder and CTO of a small startup based in California, where he focuses on developing wildfire detection technology to help protect communities. Kevin works as a consultant for HALO Space, bringing his deep industry-specific knowledge and expertise to the team.