Zakareyya Al Shamsi

Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Center

Software Systems Section Manager, EMM Deputy Project Manager of Mission Operations

Heading up the mission operations team for the Emirates Mars Mission, Zakareyya is the Software Systems Section manager in MBRSC’s Space System Development Department and is responsible for the flight software and testing tools being integrated into the KhalifaSat satellite.

Specializing in the development of satellite control and management software, he worked on the flight software and testing tools management of DubaiSat-2 and also joined the assembly, integration and test team on the project. He worked as a member of the launch and early orbit (LEOP) teams for both DubaiSat-2 and DubaiSat-2.

Zakareyya joined the Emirates Institute for Advanced Science and Technology (EIAST) in 2008 after receiving his Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from Khalifa University of Science. He gained his Master’s in Aerospace Engineering (Space Systems) from KAIST, Daejeon, South Korea in 2013.