CEO Meir Moalem
A jet fighter pilot, Lt. Col (Res.) of the IAF, has over 20 years of experience in management, R&D and operation of state-of-the-art projects in Space Systems and UAS. Meir is a Founder of SSG and its CEO and Managing Director. Meir served as the head of Space Systems Branch in the Israeli Air Force, led the MEDIEX experiment on Space Shuttle Columbia (STS-107) as the project manager for Israel first astronaut flight and led Israel’s satellite projects including Ofeq and Techsar. During his many years of service, Meir worked with high level national security contacts, planning for strategic security requirements, projects initiation, development and design management, policy making, total responsibility for planning, while managing multi-million project budgets. Meir holds a B.Sc. in Physics from Ben Gurion University, M.A. in national security from Tel Aviv University and is in final stage of his PhD. Meir was awarded the Israel National Security Award in 2009.
CTO Meidad Pariente
With more than 20 years of satellite and aerospace industry experience, Meidad is a founder of SSG and its Chief Technical Officer. Meidad started as AMOS-1 satellite operator, later was the Deputy Mission Manager of AMOS-2, Chief systems engineer of AMOS-3 successfully launched in 2008, and special engineering advisor for AMOS-5, launched in 2011. Meidad was the chief systems engineer and led a team of Israeli engineers and scientists designing the VENUS project, an Israeli-French hyperspectral satellite. Meidad is a leading nanosatellite expert, having led projects in Israel, Europe and the USA. In 2014 Meidad and Maya led the “Duchifat-1” project, the first Israeli nanosatellite which was launched successfully in June 2014 as part of a tertiary project. The Nano-satellite is still fully operational. Meidad holds a B.Sc in Physics from Tel Aviv University and a M.E. in Systems Engineering from the Technion Aerospace faculty.
COO Maya Glickman
With more than 14 years of hands-on experience, Maya Glickman is SSG's satellite mission analyst, orbit designer, and satellite operating expert. Maya was a Senior Satellite Engineer of communications satellites with Israel Aerospace Industries. Maya was part of the AMOS-3 development team, LEOP and IOT missions as well as the AMOS-1 “hand-over” to Intelsat and led the end-of-life mission team. Maya designed and optimized several large scale constellations for earth observation and communication use, and was involved in the assembly, integration and testing of “Duchifat-1”, the first Israeli nanosatellite. Maya has a B.Sc. in Aerospace Engineering and M.E in System Engineering, both from the Technion Aerospace faculty, and is also a graduate of the 2003 ISU summer session program in Adelaide, Australia.