Aysha Alharam

National Space Science Agency (NSSA)Chief of Satellite Design Department

Aysha Alharam, the first Bahraini woman Space Engineer and Chief of the Satellite Design Department at the National Space Science Agency, is a trailblazer in the space industry. With two master's degrees and a bachelor's degree with honors, she has broken gender barriers as the first female Arab to command a satellite launch. Aysha leads the groundbreaking AlMunther Satellite, Bahrain's first fully national project, alongside other significant initiatives like the Aman payload, showcasing her leadership and innovation in space technology and cybersecurity. Beyond her technical expertise, Aysha actively mentors through the Space4Women program and engages in IEEE activities to promote diversity in STEM. Her exceptional leadership skills and technical prowess have earned her numerous awards, including the 20 under 35 Future Space Leader Global Award. These achievements underscore her suitability as a candidate for the IAF Young Space Leaders Recognition Programme, demonstrating her impactful leadership, technical expertise and commitment to advancing the global space sector.