Pete Nikoloff is an Executive Director and Co-founder of Nova Systems and Senior Weapons System Engineer. He obtained an Aeronautical Engineer degree from RMIT in 1986 and has 30 years’ experience supporting Defence and Space projects. Pete’s Woomera Test Range experience includes supporting the recent upgrade and operations for both military weapon systems and launch operations. Space is one of Nova’s fastest growing areas supporting Defence’s Military Satcom, Geospatial Information Systems and Satellite Ground Stations. Nova’s business has grown from 2 to about 600 staff since it was established in 2000 and has been awarded one of Australia’s most innovative companies for the last 5 years.
Pete is a strong advocate for growing a strong space industry in Australia and is a Director of the Space Industry Association of Australia, member of the South Australian Space Advisory Council and is the Industry member of the SmartSat Cooperative Research Centre bid executive. Pete was a member of the team bringing the International Astronautical Congress to Adelaide in 2017 which was a significant catalyst for the establishment of the Space Agency.