Lloyd Damp graduated with a degree in Space Engineering from the University of Sydney in 2005. After completing a Masters in aero-structural optimisation he worked in weapons research for Defence specialising in modelling, simulation and analysis. Lloyd has lead teams to explore applied artificial intelligence, high speed vehicle design and large Defence trials. In early 2017 he started Southern Launch and has a specialised team alongside him developing a Polar and Sun Synchronous Orbit rocket launch site and associated infrastructure. Lloyd is working to bring economies of scale to rocket launch operations.