Abdulla Al Marar

Head of Space Projects Section

UAE Space Agency

Eng. Abdulla Almarar manages Space Projects Section at the UAE Space Agency (UAESA), where he overlooks a number of space projects and a team of space engineers who support these space projects and missions.
Eng. Almarar joined the UAE Space Agency shortly after its establishment in 2014 as Space Technology Senior Specialist in the Space Mission Directorate and moved his way up to Section Head of 
Space Projects in mid-2018. 
His responsibilities include developing space mission program objectives and requirements, developing the program budgets, and recommending new capabilities to support current and future missions in the UAE Space Agency. He also coordinates with all stakeholders involved in Space missions and programs to ensure successful execution. He has actively participated in critical milestone where he was responsible for assessing progress, issues, risks and 
provided essential recommendations. 
He is a member of the mechanical team at Emirates Mars Mission (Hope Probe), the first exploration mission from MENA region, and the Project Manager of MeznSat, the UAESA’s first Scientific CubeSat detecting Methane & CO2 emissions over the UAE designed and built by university students and successfully launched in Sept 2020. 
Eng. Abdulla Almarar worked in the United Arab Emirates Airforce Air Defense spending more than five years on several aerospace & defense projects. 
Eng. Almarar holds a BSc in Aerospace Engineering and a Masters degree in Aviation Industry Management from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Melbourne, Australia.

Aerospace 2050

16 November 2023 | 11:50 - 12:25 | Panel: New space race - increased satellite launches!

According to an article by Eurocontrol there has been a 4 times growth in satellites and an average of 1700 satellites to be launched every year by 2030. How has the economies of scale and reduced prices of small satellites impacted launch? What is the impact of these mega constellation launches on the space industry and beyond?​

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