As former CTO of AFWERX and US Air Force intelligence officer, JJ Snow brings depth of expertise to company transforming how launch vehicles are powered and reused

New Hyde Park, NY – December 27, 2023 — Innovative Rocket Technologies Inc. (iRocket) announced today that Jennifer “JJ” Snow is now an advisor to the company’s Chief Executive Officer and Board of Directors. Ms. Snow, a retired U.S. Air Force intelligence officer is a Venture Partner at Allied, a firm that invests in exceptional technologies with promise to ensure national security. She was formerly the Chief Technology Advisor to AFWERX, the U.S. Air Force’s technology innovation program.

“We are honored that JJ has joined iRocket, as we continue to develop a new launcher that addresses the space and satellite industry’s need for faster, more frequent, and less costly access to space,” said Asad Malik, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of iRocket. “She understands the value of diverse and sophisticated dual use technologies and recognizes the potential for our innovative approach to propulsion and the next generation of rocket engine capability.”

As an advisor to iRocket, Ms. Snow brings 24 years of experience as a technologist, strategist and innovation officer operating across a diverse set of technologies and projects in support of the Department of Defense, Interagency, and Allied partners. She is a distinguished graduate of the Naval Postgraduate School Defense Analysis Master of Science Program and the American Military University Strategic Intelligence Master of Arts program, and her insights have been crucial to partners seeking to understand emergent risks and opportunities in technology influenced environments.

For 20 years she served as a career intelligence officer where she excelled at navigating dynamic environments in a variety of areas around the world and in cyberspace. She has also served as an advisor on technology and innovation projects with John Hopkins University, Stanford University, Georgetown University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

“I’m interested in deeptech and the science and engineering that pushes the boundaries of the possible forward,” said JJ Snow. “iRocket’s engine is based on proprietary technology that enables it to produce 50 percent more thrust than other engines and it uses clean propellant. I look forward to working with Asad and his team as they demonstrate their capabilities to the Department of Defense.”

Last June, iRocket announced that it signed a TACFI contract with the U.S. Space Force Space Systems Command (SSC) to further develop its rocket engine, and in early August, building on this momentum, the company announced a cooperative research and development agreement (CRADA) with the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) West. The CRADA provides iRocket with resources, expertise and site facility support to conduct propulsion, stage, and grasshopper testing at the High Thrust Research Facility at Edwards Air Force Base, one of only four stands in the United States capable of 10 million pounds of thrust.

As a military officer, Ms. Snow completed tours in Iraq and Afghanistan including a seven month deployment where she was responsible for 67 locations across the country and $365M in assets. She has served with Air Force Special Operations Command, Joint Special Operations Command, U.S. Special Operations Command, the National Security Agency and the Pentagon. She also serves as the CTO for The Mentor Project and is an Innovation Advisor for MoonMark Space.

About iRocket

iRocket is revolutionizing the space industry as the first fully autonomous and 100% reusable rocket manufacturer. Backed by some on the world’s amazing investors, iRocket’s mission is to make access to space affordable and help close the “digital divide” by building the next generation of rockets focused on reusability 2.0 that will help transport thousands of small satellites to Low Earth Orbit (LEO), that will shape the future of autonomous vehicles, Telemedicine, 5G High-Speed Internet, The Internet of things (IoT), National Security and online education. Utilizing cutting-edge 3D printing and additive manufacturing technology, we’re dedicated to providing reliable and rapid access to space at a low cost. Our innovative design addresses the inefficiencies in the industry, while our proprietary reusable engine technology positions us as the leading small launch service provider. Join us on our journey to bring rocketry into the 21st century. For more about iRocket, visit us at and follow us on LinkedIn @iRocket Twitter at @iRocketUSA @innovasad

Comments are closed.