Moving from the classical space industry to New Space
Space industry executive and exited entrepreneur, Arie is one of the founders of the Israeli Space Industry. He joined Israel Aerospace Industry (IAI) newly formed space entity in the mid 80’s and made his way from a team leader to manage this business line as a director and later as IAI’s Space Division General Manager. Arie left IAI in late 2011 to found a “New Space” startup, and in 2013 incorporated Effective Space Solutions to develop and sell In-Orbit Servicing and space logistic offerings. Arie led the company as its CEO from the concept phase to mature its services, raised a 7 digit USD amount and signed commercial agreements in the $100m range.
In 2020 Arie merged Effective Space into Astroscale, a leading global New Space company focused on space sustainability, headquartered in Japan with office in the US, the UK and Israel, and till recently led the company as its Managing Director. Arie is now a senior advisor to Astroscale.
Meidad Pariente is an entrepreneur and innovator, with more than 25 years of experience in managing technologies. He is the CTO and Co-founder of SPACECIALIST, and CIO and Co-Founder of SKY AND SPACE Company (Nanosatellite Communication Network company). Before he was the CTO and Co-founder of Effective Space Solutions (Now Astroscale IL). Meidad advised space insurance companies, and led several multidisciplinary programs for ImageSat International, Elbit space division, The Technion and Rafael. He was the technical lead and AIT manager for “Duchifat-1”, the first Israeli nanosatellite. In the past he worked at MBT-Space as a satellite operator, systems engineer, Chief systems engineer, and Chief architect for several communication and earth observation satellites. During his carrier at Israel Aerospace Industries, Meidad won seven “business improvement awards” and two “outstanding performance” awards. Meidad is also an experienced director and board member.
The audience will have an opportunity to ask questions in dialogue with Arie Halsband.
This Space Café Israel will be conducted in English on the 30 March at 4 pm CEST, 5 pm IDT.
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