Space Policy Pod: Episode 20 (Omran Sharaf, Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre) 7 April 2021
Space Policy Pod
Given the current real-world challenges confronting all of us, AIAA has joined the MITRE Corporation and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to produce this podcast series to examine events and ideas affecting the space sector. We hope the episodes serve as an enlightening discussion on the relevant topics of the day with insights from key policymakers in the field.
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- Episode 20: Omran Sharaf
7 April 2021
Emirates Mars Mission (Hope Probe) Project Director, Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre
Episode recorded 5 April 2021
Omran Sharaf is Project Director of the Emirates Mars Mission at the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre. He and his team are responsible for developing, launching, and operating the Hope Probe, the spacecraft of the mission.
An experienced electronics and systems engineer, Sharaf was responsible for developing and implementing the Command & Data Handling Subsystem (C&DH) for the DubaiSat-1 high resolution LEO imaging satellite. He also headed the development of the C&DH subsystem and payload electronics subsystem for DubaiSat-2, along with being a systems engineer of that project.
Sharaf earned his bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Virginia, in 2005, and his Master's in Science and Technology Policy from the Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea, in 2013.