Why Next Gen? – The Thuraya Programme
In his role as Chief Technology Officer, Adnan Al Muhairi is committed to designing and developing technological solutions with his team to better serve Yahsat and Thuraya customers. This responsibility includes addressing parts of the world that do not have access to communications and enabling robust, secure, government communication systems in an innovative, cost-effective and reliable manner.
Adnan has had a distinguished career in the space industry. He was part of the development program in South Korea as a research and development engineer on the UAE’s first successful remote sensing spacecraft, Dubaisat-1 and Dubaisat-2. He has also worked on the UAE’s first communication spacecraft, Al Yah 1 and Al Yah 2, and he was the Program Director of the Al Yah 3 space communications system – a highly advanced space network that expanded Yahsat’s services into Brazil.
In 2020, Adnan was featured by the US-based Space and Satellite Professionals International (SSPI) on their prestigious ’20 under 35′ list of most promising space and satellite professionals in the world. He is the first Emirati male space and satellite professional to be handpicked by SSPI for the honour.
Adnan obtained a BSc. in Avionics/Engineering Management from the Higher College of Technology. He then completed an intensive course in satellite systems engineering in South Korea, before completing masterclass training in frequency coordination at RPC telecommunications. This was followed by ground station operations and maintenance training at VIASAT in USA, before he earned an MBA from the Global Executive Program at the McDonough School of Business from Georgetown University in Washington DC.
The audience will have an opportunity to ask questions in dialogue with Adnan Al Muhairi.
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This Space Café WebTalk will be conducted in English on 31 May 2022 at 4 pm CEST.
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