Blake Nikolic

Blake Nikolic

Black Sky Aerospace

Blake has been involved in information technology, explosives and aviation industries for over 20 years. Blake holds a number of qualifications in risk management, quality management and product development.

Blake has worked in various explosive processes including manufacturing, logistics and use. These experiences have seen him travel around the globe managing programs for civilian and government events.

Combining his extensive explosives knowledge and experience as a pilot in the Australian Army, Blake has applied these to Black Sky Aerospace’s foundations to create a viable launch company.

Recognising the importance to engage with Australian youth to ensure Australia’s space industry will have a sustainable workforce, Blake works closely with a variety of STEM based organisations. This included the operations for Thunda 2019 rocket launch that hosted the inaugural Australian Universities Rocket Competition.

Blake sits on the board of various rocketry organisations in Australia, is well versed in ITAR/EAR regulations as well as Australian legislation and is the primary contact to state and national regulators. Blake has consulted for numerous programs including the NASA Sounding Rocket Program on Wallops Island.

With Australia’s growing interest in the space sector, Blake looks forward to continuing to play a pivotal role in a thriving industry."