This Space Café Israel by Meidad Pariente will feature Tal Inbar space analyst and consultant, Osint & Business intelligence expert and national coordinator of World Space Week, in conversation with Meidad ParienteSpaceWatch.Global correspondent for Israel.
Israel – From start-up nation to space nation?
Tal Inbar, a walking encyclopedia of knowledge, is by far the most knowledgeable person on the space industry in Israel. At our Space Café, we’ll discuss his personal perspective, and maybe even hear some never-before-published anecdotes.
Tal Inbar studied Political Science (BA) and Security Studies (MA), both at Tel Aviv University, Israel. He began working at the Fisher Institute for Air and Space Strategic Studies in 2003 and became the director of the institute’s space research and UAV canter in 2007 until the institute closed in 2019. He co-founded the International Ilan Ramon Space Conference in 2006. Mr. Inbar has followed Israel’s space and missile programs for 30 years and has written numerous articles and op-eds in national and international media. He is a frequent speaker at international conferences, workshops and seminars. Mr. Inbar has contributed to the Space Competitiveness Index (Futron product) and several other classified reports delivered to government and industrial clients. He is a guest speaker at various think tanks and research institutes including RAND, Washington Institute for Near East Policy, Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance, Secure World Foundation, to name a few. He is a consultant for Israeli defense and space companies and developed the Space and Missile courses for IAI, aimed at engineers. Inbar is a member of the history committee of the International Academy of Astronautics; Board member of D-Mars, Israel’s center for Mars simulations. He is also a national mentor for “Horizon”, the Israeli Space Agency‘s community of space educators.
Meidad Pariente is an entrepreneur and innovator, with over 25 years of experience in technology management. He is the CTO and co-founder of SPACECIALIST, and CIO and co-founder of SKY AND SPACE Company (Nanosatellite Communication Network company). Previously, he was CTO and co-founder of Effective Space Solutions (now Astroscale IL). Meidad has advised space insurance companies and led several multidisciplinary programs for ImageSat International, the space division of Elbit, The Technion and Rafael. He was the technical manager and AIT manager of “Duchifat-1”, Israel’s first nanosatellite. In the past, he worked at MBT-Space as a satellite operator, system engineer, chief system engineer and chief architect for several communication and Earth observation satellites. During his career at Israel Aerospace Industries, Meidad won seven “Business Improvement Awards” and two “Outstanding Performance” awards. Meidad is also an experienced administrator and board member.
The public will have the opportunity to ask questions in dialogue with Tal Inbar .
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This Space Cafe Israel will take place in English on July 12, 2022 at 4:00 p.m. CEST.
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