Eng. Yagoob Alqassab

Senior Spacecraft Engineer

National Space Science Agency Bahrain​

Yagoob Alqassab is a senior engineer at the NSSA, with a master’s degree in mechanical engineering with Space System Technology from Khalifa University and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Bahrain. Developed the first Bahraini software in space which was related to the Attitude Determination and Control Subsystem (ADCS). Specialized in satellite development engineering, ADCS programming, structural analysis, system analysis, mission analysis and thermal analysis. Worked on many satellites, namely Light -1: a 3U CubeSat to detect Terrestrial Gamma-ray Flashes, DhabiSat: a 2U CubeSat to test novel ADCS algorithms and AlMunther: a 3U CubeSat to take medium resolution images of Bahrain and to test Bahraini innovations in space related to Artificial Intelligence (AI) and cyber security. Published 15 research papers in the field of space system technology. Won the first round of the Payload Hosting Initiative (PHI) organized by the United Nations Office of Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) and the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Center (MBRSC). Was selected as an Emerging Space Leader by the International Astronautical Federation (IAF) in 2023.  


Aerospace 2050

16 November 2023 | 12:25 - 12:55 | Panel : Cyber Security – A top priority!​

Discovering the best methods to build cyber resilience within the highly congested space domain to protect assets in orbit as well as on earth

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